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Great news!!

is he still going to the vet today?

Yes Mr. duck aka cuddles, was very popular at the vet office today!!! Lol even got some crackers and water ! Lol The vet did give him pain medicine that would last about 24 hours, she said I can come back every other or every two days if needed. she kept me on the anabiotic I got from TSC, do .2cc every day for the next 10 days . She said I've been doing a really good job he looks over all really healthy , she's not sure if it's broken or if the infection inflamed his joint and just got a very stiff leg . To give him a warm bath with Epsom salt in it and allow him to soak twice a day to get him to move his leg.

Over all a great visit.

She said there wasn't enough breastmeat so to put the injection on his thigh and alternate legs!

Thanks for the update and for saying what amount of the medication your vet recommended, I'll add that to my notes. A little surprised that she suggested giving it in the leg. I understand that if he's too thin that the breast is not an option, but would have thought that under the skin would be a better choice than in the leg.

 

-Kathy


Edited by casportpony - 3/1/16 at 10:18am
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 Intramuscular injections
Intramuscular injections are often given more frequently in avian patients than in cats and dogs where IV catheters are more common.  However, studies have shown that muscle necrosis happens frequently with intramuscular injections. Therefore other routes of administration should be considered when available. IM injections are most commonly given in the pectoral muscles located on either side of the keel bone. Due to the renal shunt of birds, where blood in the lower part of the G.I and caudal extremities may pass directly through the kidneys prior to being filtered by the liver, it is recommended that injections be given in the upper two thirds of the birds’ breast muscling. These muscles also contain a higher number of capillaries making aspiration before giving the injection even more important.  

http://www.fvmace.org/FVMA_83rd_Annual_Conference/Proceedings/Technical%20Procedures%20for%20the%20Avian%20Patient.html

 

-Kathy

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