What a horrible wound. I hope the alpaca is better. Do you ever use any other products than antibiotics to help with infections?
Yes, I flush this wound with NaCl with gentamycine (antibiotics) and then use a TSO (antibiotics) for horses (pasta). The dermal wound is treated with Lotagen (is a woundgel which can't be bought anymore - out of registration). This gel (Lotagen) heals the wound very beautiful / no strange inflammationtissue is formed...When you have some illness in your herd (internal disease) it is wise to keep their (the alpacas) immunnesystem very alert (you can do this by feeding a good balans feed with minerals (such as Selenium and vitamins). Sometimes we use NSAID's. The strange thing with this wound is that no bacteria has been isolated?! That means: I have to flush it and it has to heal from the inside out - the wound has to close from the inside to the outside. It is a problem when it is otherwise, because the you "close in / capture" the bacteria, so it will never heal... This stud has won some prices in your country when he was a youngster. He got this wound which never healed and was never shown again. Very lovely animal. I hope we will get him ok... Thanks for your interest.Many greetings,Leo
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