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Blueberry

  • Joined May 2019
Pain relief for fly strike
« on: May 25, 2019, 10:24:28 pm »
What has anyone used to relieve the pain caused by fly strike? Thank you for any advice.
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twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: Pain relief for fly strike
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2019, 10:12:49 am »
Metacam and a long acting antibiotic if it’s broken the skin

shep53

  • Joined Jan 2011
  • Argyll
Re: Pain relief for fly strike
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2019, 10:26:45 am »
AS twizzle says  ,the long acting ab is important . As a quick short term painkiller you can use Asprin ( please google it before everyone says you can't  )

Shire1980

  • Joined May 2018
Re: Pain relief for fly strike
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2019, 11:46:20 am »
I used metacam and moved it to a smaller paddock to rub udder cream on the wound to keep the skin hydrated as it started to dry out

 

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