I took my 16 month BLM pheasant hunting the week before thanksgiving. The was his first hunt of any kind. At the end of the second day I finally realized he new what was going on. It was a blast to watch him work as you could tell when he was on to one. Then it happen. I sent him after a cripple that apparently still had a lot a life in him. The pheasant got up and started flying very low but very fast. My boy was flying himself when I noticed he was running toward a barbed wire fence. I couldn't get to my whistle fast enough and he slammed right into it. He cut his chest and one of his front shoulders. The shoulder was pretty bad. I learned a lot of leasons at his expense on that hunt!
I took him to the vet in town and got him stitched up (In Kansas...I live in AR). This was November 22nd. He stitches in his chest are fine but most of the ones in his shoulder came out, but it doesn't look near as bad as it was before the stitches. The biggest part is probably 1/4 to 3/8 inch wide and maybe a 1/2 to 3/4 inches long. He has two speeds, which are stoped and extremely fast. I really don't think their is any way stitches will stay in as he just has so much energy. I called my vet and they said they probably wouldn't put stitches back in it, since they came out once and the wound is so old. They basically told me to watch it and try to keep it clean. My wife is going to pick up some topical cream/med. at the vet today. I tried to wrap it but that didn't work because it is so high on the shoulder. It moved down his leg after his first step. Keeping him as still as he needs to be will be a challenge by itself. Crating him probably won't help. When I not with him he just lays around. On the plus side he doesn't act like it bothers him.
Any suggestions on what you would do, put on it, clean it, etc. I may still take him to the vet, but they acted like their was little they could do and that I just need to take care of the wound.