Vaginal flystrike treatment

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4 years 2 months ago - 4 years 2 months ago #550131 by kate28
We treated a lamb for flystrike last week, used maggo & i also put a little bit of purple spray on a wound near the vulva. The maggots were still small & not too advanced so caught her in time. Her vulva was a bit red but thought she would come right. Today we noticed her squatting & dribbling urine & the occasional tail shake so caught her thinking shes been struck again but found her outer vulva has partly scabbed up, is swollen, pus internally & saw a few little drips of blood tinged (urine?)
She is acting happier than before treatment, grazing & active but looks like it is bothering her a bit. Could the maggots have been internal also?

All i had on hand tonight in way of antibiotic was a large dose of engemycin, which shes had. Will this be suitable for this issue?
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4 years 2 months ago #550134 by kate
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I'd get a vet to look at her. if the maggots got in she'll need specialist help.

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4 years 2 months ago #550135 by Ronney
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Very nearly went down this track with a cow. Talk to your vets tomorrow as yes, they can lay inside the vulva. Doesn't often happen but you don't want your ewe to be eaten from the inside out and the vulva is a warm, moist place for the "I've forgotten the name" fly to do it's business.



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4 years 2 months ago #550143 by spoook
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I suggest a call to the vet, they should be able to tell you if a douche would be advisable. (into a bowl to see if there are any unwanted visitors)

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