This section is from the book "Sporting Dogs. Their Points And Management In Health, And Disease", by Frank Townend Barton. Also available from Amazon: Sporting Dogs; Their Points and Management in Health and Disease.
Injuries of the flap of the ear are often very troublesome to treat successfully. On this account such sores are spoken of as external canker, in contradistinction to the disease previously discussed.
When the ear has been torn, it is necessary to have professional aid to make a satisfactory job of it.
An effort must be made to get the edges of the torn surfaces to heal by what is called first intention.