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Duck-Safe Meds?

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So, on Wednesday my ducks got attacked by a mink. Most of them have just small superficial wounds that will heal. But two have bone-deep wounds in neck near head. We are keeping it clean but if it gets infected they will die. Does anyone know of any human meds that are safe for ducks? Or good antibiotics you can get at feed store? Vitamins maybe? They are eating, but not drinking. They are in out house in a large dog crate with about 6 inched of bedding. Any natural remedies? I'll do anything but go to the vet-it's too expensive.

Thanks for any help,

Abby

 

P.S. Also, two dies during attack. We killed the mink that night.

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@Bailey1204  - I posted a response on the other thread.

 

For the record, feed stores often sell things like Duramycin or Tylan.  I think - and I'm not a pro - that the Duramycin is what I would try if needed.

 

Saline solution is a great thing - several rinses a day.

 

Keep them where flies cannot get at them.

 

Might try making sure their food is soupy so they'll get enough water.

 

There are poultry vitamins with electrolytes and probiotics that I like to use - cost about 4 dollars for a four ounce packet that lasts for ages (I think it's a quarter teaspoon of powder per gallon of water).

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We made homemade electrolyte stuff and they are in our house no flies.

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Great.  I posted the saline recipe on the other thread, here it is, for the record

 

https://patienteducation.osumc.edu/Documents/makenor.pdf

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