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Ducks attacked by dog

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The neighbors dog dug under the fence and attacked my Indian runner ducks today while I was at work.
2 seem shaken up but uninjured from what I can tell.
One had a limp and a small puncture above his thigh but seems pretty good.
The fourth is pretty hurt. It has a patch about the size of your palm on its back between the wings of bare skin with a open wound about the size of a nickel and some small punctures around it. It also has some puncture wounds above its left leg. It hasn't stood and has its left leg splayed out. It seems it's broken or maybe dislocated? Didn't seem to hurt it when I moved the leg but it definitely is in shock.
It also seems to have gotten its uropygial gland bitten off, or severely damanged.
I'm mainly wondering what the affects of the damaged gland will be.
I'm hoping to take it to a vet tomorrow after work to get her checked out and for a second opinion.
I tried to clean the wounds with hydrogen peroxide, and then sprayed it with blu-kote. I was told to look for an antibiotic called LA-200 however the feed stores were out of stock. One did have a soluble powdered "duramycin-10 however I'm not sure that is what I need. I have the one inside a tote under a heat lamp.
I just have a bowl of water with it currently, should I give it food or should i wait until tomorrow?
Does anyone have any advice or similar experience with the damaged uropygial gland? Thanks
Edited by sebastes - 4/26/16 at 9:01pm
post #2 of 5

Just keep her in a clean and as sterile as it can get environment away from the other ducks, be sure to clean out the puncture hole of the other indian runner as well. and just wait for the next day, you may want to try some neosporine and a bandage but other than that good work :). 

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I do not support the 4-h system
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What did the vet say?

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I took the duck to the vet and it took several X-rays but said it didn't see any fractures or that it looked dislocated. It said the leg issue was most likely neurological and only time could tell how it would heal. They gave it a shot of anti inflammatory, and sent me home with a jar of antibiotic cream "thermazene silver sulfadiazine" and 10 doses of an oral antibiotic "baytril"
post #5 of 5

Did the vet warn to keep her away from flies?  They'll lay eggs in an open wound.  ick.

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