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Young kit injured, what now? Please help. *GRAPHIC*

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Re: Young kit injured, what now? Please help. *GRAPHIC*

Post Number:#16  Unread postby LittleFluffyBunnies » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:01 am


The vet gave her an antibiotic injection, but said no to oral antibiotics because of the gut issues, which is a good thing.

I am slightly concerned about the wound today. It is still dry and has no swelling, and doesn't seem to be warm, but it's smelling a little bit. Should I be worried?
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Post Number:#17  Unread postby alforddm » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:23 am


Probably not a bit of smell is normal. It's the "stanky" oozy stuff you need to worry about.

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Re: Young kit injured, what now? Please help. *GRAPHIC*

Post Number:#18  Unread postby aussiegirl » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:34 am


I have the odd kit loose a limb from overzealous cleaning from mums when born but not very often. I was however EXTREMELY upset and shocked by one of my so called experienced does as she has had 5 litters with no issues other than lack of fur pulling until her latest litter about 1 week ago.

I normally bring this does litter along with some others inside at night due to lack of fur & being pretty cold the last few nights, on the 5th morning when I took the kits to this particular doe she jumped straight into the nest & fed the kits like normal, I went back into the shed 10 min later to check that no kits got dragged out onto the wire. I was Horrified to say the least & felt so sorry for this poor kit as it would of been the worst way to go, I found the kit on the wire (or what was left of the poor kit - just a partially skinned head & half a neck bone, everything else was gone), when I grabbed what was left I freaked the head & neck moved & just kept twitching.

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