Blood poisoning

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CattleAnnie

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Just a quick question, anyone ever get blood poisoning from calf tooth cut? I tubed a calf yesterday, and gave it a bolus at the same time. When I was shoving the bolus down it's throat, I got a little nick on my finger. No big deal.
But now it's pretty darn sore, swollen and inflamed. Soaked it in epsom salts. Still red.
Gotta fly. Take care.
 

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If it is still inflamed and swollen by tomorrow have a Dr. check it out.
I have seen a little scratch on a foot that didn't hardley bleed turm into Bone Infection that required surgery and bone removal.
 
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Thanks guys. I'm soaking the darn thing again tonight as I type. It was kind of a silly question, I know, but it really was such a tiny nick and inflamed so quickly that I was somewhat curious as to anyone else's experiences. A long way from the heart, as the saying goes.

Good point about the tetnus shot. Fortunately I stepped on a spike in the old barnyard a couple of years ago and got blood poisoning from that, so when the doc prescribed antibiotics he gave me a tetnus shot at the same time, so I guess I've got that base covered.

Those little buggers sure have sharp molars, though! :shock:

Take care.
 

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