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|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.|
|Initial flushing||Flush the burned areas with copious amounts of cool water or saline solution.|
|Topical therapy||Apply a water-soluble topical antibacterial cream such as silver sulfadiazine. Apply a hydroactive dressing to non-infected wounds to prevent water loss and for promotion of healthy granulation tissue growth. Burn wounds should be flushed twice a day and debrided once a day.|
|If wound is infected||Gram's staining and culture and sensitivity testing of the burn tissue may be needed in order to monitor for infection, as systemic antibiotic therapy my be required based on positive culture results.|
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