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Livestock => Sheep => Topic started by: tommytink on May 26, 2021, 09:55:02 am

Title: Wound powder
Post by: tommytink on May 26, 2021, 09:55:02 am
Had a damaged horn that would not stop bleeding. Any suggestions for a wound powder? Found something called Wonder Dust which says it is a coagulant but also that itís caustic which doesnít seem good. Also Forans Black Wound Powder which has a fly repellent in it. Any other suggestions on whatís worked for you? There seem to be lots of powders but I need something thatís good at stopping the bleeding.
Title: Re: Wound powder
Post by: Anke on May 26, 2021, 10:25:41 am
Corn flour!

Title: Re: Wound powder
Post by: chrismahon on May 26, 2021, 10:30:32 am
For chickens we use arrowroot powder- basically because that's all we had to hand when a hen fight resulted in a comb that wouldn't stop bleeding. You need to remove all the blood from the wound and get it and hold it in place quickly. We used it again a few days later with the same pair. We tried 'plastic skin' which is a spray, but it wouldn't set fast enough and just got washed away.


Haven't tried corn flour.
Title: Re: Wound powder
Post by: shep53 on May 26, 2021, 10:35:30 am
Spider web
Title: Re: Wound powder
Post by: twizzel on May 26, 2021, 11:09:43 am
I was going to say cobweb too, great minds shep. Then once itís stopped bleeding  summer fly cream is good at keeping flies off.
Title: Re: Wound powder
Post by: Rupert the bear on May 26, 2021, 09:08:15 pm
Spider web
Sure can vouch for this don't worry about infection risk as the manuka honey "glue" takes care of that.
Worked on me.