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Swollen Joint

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My duck went lame a few months ago and after supplementing her diet with niacin she is starting to get use back in her leg. Now, however, she has a huge abscess on her joint. I do not have a vet anywhere near my area to take her too so I would appreciate suggestions on how to treat this. I'm wondering if lancing it and draining the area and then applying ointment and wrapping it would be a good plan. Thanks so much! 

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You might follow the treatment for a bumble . . .  clear iodine - clear, not brown.

 

See post 22

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/560693/need-input-on-bumblefoot-treatment-in-ducks/20#post_15463031

 

And you might try to get word out to find a vet - I really think if it's possible that would be best - and I understand sometimes there just isn't one.  But maybe you can ask around, maybe on the Where Am I Where Are You Forum, or use Majestic Waterfowl's vet finder site.


Edited by Amiga - 4/20/16 at 5:59pm

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