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Keel Lesions, Keel Cysts, Sternal Bursitis
|Supportive care||Isolate the bird from the flock and place in a safe, comfortable, warm location (your own chicken "intensive care unit") with easy access to water and food. Limit stress. Call your veterinarian.|
|Wound care||Clean the affected area and flush with antiseptic (1% iodine).|
Apply wound dressing.
|Supportive care||Remove the bird from the pen with the other birds and relocate it inside to a small rehabilitation area with supplemental heat provided.|
|Antibiotics||May be indicated to prevent secondary bacterial infections.|
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