Banding site red

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  1. christij

    christij Well-Known Member

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    The two boys I bought were banded for me prior to purchase and it's been about a month. I noticed today while picking them up after they escaped out the gate on me! :nono: That Huck's area between the band and his belly was red wet and irritated. Tom's was dry with no wetness.

    Is Huck's normal -- should I put anything on it? Give him anything? Probios? An antibotic... ? :shrug:

    Christie
     
  2. mammawof3

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    Sometimes the area gets kinda goey-scabby before it falls off-depending on age, i would think they would be about ready too fall off after a month. I would make sure it didn't look infected-swollen-hot-or flystruck-put some antibiotic salve-or spray w/iodine-take his temp, if in doubt of infection or not-any question on it and i would give an antibiotic shot. I have poured peroxide on, then sprayed iodine on any i thought looked raw. :rolleyes:
     

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    They DID have a tetnus shot, didn't they?
     
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    They said they gave a CD/T prior to purchase but never gave me dates or if the series was completed. I have emailed since purchase and never got a response. I plan on giving another shot in the fall. They were about 2 1/2 months old when I picked them up. I have some fungasian on hand -- will that work? I need to p/u some idonie! What antibotic would you reccomend?
     
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    With them being 2 1/2 mons. when bought =they should of had the series completed. (our does get it 4 weeks be-4 kidding-the kids get it when dis-budded then a month later)-if in doubt, i don't think it would hurt to give them one-i don't know what "fungasion" is, but if it is a "triple-antibiotic" like "neosporin-that will be fine-i really think iodine is probably better because of the "drying" qualities. I would pour peroxide on first though. I would not give antibiotic shot unless it looks infected-not a good idea too over use antibiotics-if so, i woulg give a penicillian shot for a few days. The main concern w/banding IS tetnus-and flystrike-they really should be about to fall off-then you may see a small "hole" at the site-just spray w/iodine (tamed iodine-not the strong stuff that you dip cords with) for a few days. I think he is probably fine. :rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks for all the advice. I was out checking on him and I see flesh but there is no pus or anything sticking to it. I just cleaned out their stall really good too. He's acting like his onrey ole self -- trying to chew on my hair as I trimmed Tom's hooves! I will peroxide it tonight -- I decided against using fungasian -- it's for skin treatments but I don't for comfortable using it on this.

    What is "flystrike"?
     
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    Where flies will lay their eggs on the raw flesh and you get maggots! Nasty to have to deal with! :flame:
     
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    Sounds to me like he definitely needs to have that area dried up. Wonder Dust always helps for me and a topical antibiotic wouldn't hurt.
     
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    That's what I thought you meant my husband says he prefers that terms versus the description!

    I boiled it out yesterday and put idonie on it. He seems to be acting fine other then this heat we are having has them laying around more than usual.