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close this bookEthnoveterinary Medicine in Asia : Swine (IIRR, 1994, 72 p.)
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Wounds can be caused by mechanical injury and animal bites. They may become infected by bacteria.


- Keep the housing free of sharp objects.


Use any of the following treatments:

For abscesses

- Boil whole plant of Spondias pinnata for 10-15 minutes. Gently rub the decoction onto area around the wound.(Philippines, Thailand. 1, 2, 3, 4)

- Boil the skin of a python until the oil is extracted. Let it set for about 1 hour until it becomes waxy. Then apply the decoction to the abscess to remove the pus.(Cambodia, Laos, Thailand. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

To stop bleeding

- Pound the whole plant of Chromolaena odorata and squeeze extract. Apply as poultice until the bleeding stops. (Philippines. 1, 2, 3, 4)

- Grind 5-10 upper leaflets of Eupatorium odoratum and mix with 1 teaspoon of salt (or urine). Apply as a poultice to the wound.(Cambodia, Laos, Thailand. 1, 2, 3, 4)

- Mix Eupatorium odoratum upper leaflets with alum and apply as a poultice to dry a wound.
(Thailand, 1, 2, 3, 4)

- Mix 1 part brown sugar with 1 part powdered limestone. Apply as a poultice until the bleeding stops. See Udder infection, page 69.

For oozing wounds (as astringent or disinfectant)

- Pound leaves of Chromolaena odorata and squeeze the extract. Mix 1 part water with 1 part extract. Gently apply to the wound as astringent.(Philippines. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

- Decoctions can also be made from any of these ingredients:

—banana leaves.
—neem (Azadirachta indica) leaves.
—guava (Psidium gunjava) leaves.
—turmeric (Curcuma longa) rhizome.
—sandalwood (Santalum album) paste.

(See Wounds in Ruminants for dosage details.)

For castration wounds

See Treating castration wounds in General information.