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We have a 2 yr old wether as a pet. He has a gash on his leg…

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We have a 2 yr...
We have a 2 yr old wether as a pet. He has a gash on his leg that seems to be infected. I have tucoprim powder that was used for my horse who had a cut on his foot. Can I use this for the sheep until we can see the vet on Monday?
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Large Animal Vet: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

With regards ***** ***** question, we can use this in sheep but it is off license. Therefore, if Buster were intended for the food chain, we'd have a significant withdrawal period (~28 days). If he isn't, then we can give a dose of 3 grams of this per 40 kilograms of weight. Else you could get Penicillin or Oxytetracycline at your local farm supply until he could be seen. Otherwise, we do also want to topically care for this. So, consider flushing the wound 2-3 times daily with a mild antiseptic (ie dilute betadine, chlorohexidine, or salt water). Afterwards, pat the area dry, apply you Blue Kote and do monitor for fly strike (if the weather isn't too cold for flies).

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Hi Lisa Smith,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Buster. How is everything going?

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