Hello all. If you saw my other thread, you know I've got an overly enthusiastic LGD pup who was playing with some of the sheep and doing them harm. He's enclosed with the horned sheep now, separate from the polled ones, and seems to be learning his manners. He has escaped a couple of times and done a bit more tussling with the polled sheep but was caught quickly and put back where he belongs. I am thinking if he doesn't out grow this soon, I'll be getting rid of all the polled sheep! Anyway, I had checked everyone over, but today I noticed that my small southdown ram had fresh blood on his neck. I'd seen blood there before, but it looked like he'd just gotten bled on by the ear of one of the bitten sheep. Today I see that there is a deep gash, and it's infected. Actually there are two deep gashes - one on the back of his neck, about 2" long, and it's got white pus coming out of it and a bit of a scab. The other is a U shaped cut, quite deep (maybe 5mm?) on the other side of his neck, also oozing. He let me clean both with warm (slightly soapy) water and did not fuss anywhere near as much as I expected. He stood and munched hay while I clipped the wool away from the injured place and got as much of the guck out as I could. I couldn't believe he ate while I worked on these. :S I put a strong antibiotic cream into both wounds (I used this same tactic on a similar injury on the pup who perpetrated these wounds ... he had tussled with the larger dog and gotten a small puncture on his neck, the vet said that our home treatment had worked well so I am trying the same on the sheep). It doesn't sting and is a broad spectrum antibiotic (Fucidin) intended for human skin infections. I have someone picking up injectable pennicillin for me ... can someone help me with dosage, frequency of administration, and any other suggestions? I've got the sheep in a shelter with lots of hay, just gave them a bowl of grain to help them feel better, and will check on them again shortly. All help appreciated!