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Dear Prof Walter

What are the treatments available formal gangrene in Pets viz  Dog, Cat, Horse, Bird, Fish?.

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Prashant

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 Hi Prashant
Treatments for Gas Gangrene (That caused by infection) involves drugs and or amputation. Gangrene from a circulatory problem is treated by amputation.  
I am not a Vet but I suspect that treatments for all mammals would be the same and that would be antibiotics. I suspect that amputation would be unlikely for cats and dogs and  be out of the question for a large mammal like a horse.
I also suspect that Gangrene in a bird would cause death quickly and I am sure that it does not occur in fish.
You could most likely get more information from a pet doctor

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Walter Hintz

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Science teacher for over 50 years. MSc. in biology. I can answer questions in general biology, zoology, botany, anatomy and physiology and biochemistry.

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I have a MSc in biology and have been a science teacher for over 50 years. At present I am a faculty member at a college and a science consultant at seven catholic schools.

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The Ohio journal of Science
Momentum-The Journal of the Catholic Education Association

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