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Could Nitrofurazone Ointment be used to treat sore mouth in

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Could Nitrofurazone Ointment be used to treat sore mouth in boer kids?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Linda replied 2 years ago.
Hello. This is Dr. Linda. I hope I can help with your question today.Soremouth, also known as Contagious ecthyma & orf, is a pox virus of the parapoxvirus group. It produces crusting, proliferative lesions at the mucocutaneous junction ( typically the lip area ) in young sheep & goats. The disease usually runs its course in 3-4 weeks, but secondary bacterial infections or fly strike can be treated with topical disinfectants such as betadine solution, antibiotics such as your Nitrofurazone ointment or a triple antibiotic, & insecticides. Take care in handling any affected tissues as this disease can be transmitted to people. Wear gloves if possible.I hope I have answered your question, but if you have any additional thoughts or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know. Thank you.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
If any of this ointment gets into their mouth, could that be a problem?
Expert:  Dr Linda replied 2 years ago.
Try not to get too much in the mouth, but if they lick a little it should not be a problem. Just do not slather it on too thickly, just a thin coat to cover the area.