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Khaki duck with a knot on her ankle

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One of my Khaki ducks accidently got hit with a tomato & has a knot on her "ankle" & is limping really bad.  she still eats & drinks & swims.  She just has a hard time getting around & keeping up with the other girls. 

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Hello, welcome. I probably don't want to know how she could have gotten hit so hard with a tomato as to cause a lump, and lameness. That must be one heck of a hard tomato, is all I can say. If she is so lame she can't keep up, she is in danger of becoming a predator's lunch, too. Put her in a small pen that restricts her movement, and give her baby aspirin three times a day, in a treat.
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It was a freak accident with the tomato.  My 4 yr. old grandson was helping PaPa clear out the hard tomatoes that didn't make & he tossed the same time all 6 ducks were waddling past.  He cries ever time he sees her.  I will try the baby asprin.  Thanks

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Please come over to the Duck Forum, we have a number of experienced people willing to help with duck issues.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

 

One thing you can do is make an Epsom salt compress (don't let them ingest it - it is a laxative), wrapping the leg a few times a day initially.

 

Aspirin is iffy - some people have used it, but some sources suggest it's not the best.

 

hennible's vet said ibuprofen was okay for waterfowl.

 

I use an ointment called T-Relief for sprains and joint problems.  Just rub a dab into the leg.

 

from my notes - 

For ducks 6-8 lbs 25-40mg twice daily adult tablets cut up or children's liquid Advil 1.5ml twice daily, orally.

 

Amiga’s arithmetic – 8 pounds 40 mg is 5 mg per pound

6 pounds 25 mg, is just over 4 mg per pound

 

so, 4 to 5 mg per pound of duck

 

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There is also a prescription anti-inflammatory, I think it's called Rimadyl - you may want to have the leg looked at and get some help there, if possible.

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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