sigh! Sliver abcess

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by sixshooterfarm, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. sixshooterfarm

    sixshooterfarm New Member

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    Oct 18, 2007
    Valley Springs, Ca
    I have wood post for my fencing and a big oak tree in the buck pen..... Well the boys LOVE to rub on the tree and wood post, and well one of my bucks has an abcess right at the opening of his ear, I mean it is like right below the opening of his ear, and it is nasty looking, he dident have it yesterday that I noticed and today it is HUGE!! Should I let it pop and do its thing or do I have to put him in the milk stand and do it myself....... :tears: yuck!! what you think?
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    I would let it pop on its own because if you do it to soon the sliver may not be ready to come out and then you will have another abcess.

    I have found once it pops then you need to drain it and make sure you get it all out daily.