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