Originally Posted by Amiga
Wow - I woke up to a quiz! Before coffee! Let's see how I do
Preparation H - for humans, treatment for hemorrhoids. Did I spell that right? Anyway, it reduces swelling in tender tissue, and has been used when there is no vet immediately available, for treating prolapse. It is not the magic wand for prolapse - but it can reduce swelling as part of a treatment program (prolapses often accompany a bound egg, and can become infected).
Tylan - antibiotic. It has been prescribed by my vet for a duck who had a "weird spiral thing" in her fecal sample. casportpony has posted links on antibiotics to help us each do our research on these. I am no expert, but there is some information out there.
Calcium gluconate 23% solution, often sold to help with 4-footed mamas with milk fever. For ducks, it helps address calcium deficiency, and is a liquid that can be added to food, water, treats. I used to use it - and for a while needed so much extra calcium I switched to ...
Calcium citrate tablets. These are another source of calcium for ducks who either aren't getting enough from layer feed, or just don't seem to metabolize it well.
Food grade charcoal powder. I make a point about food grade, because I have a nightmare that someone will grind up charcoal briquettes used for grilling outdoors (full of all kinds of nasties). Charcoal powder is used to absorb toxins. In the gut, as well as topically. Overdoing it may cause constipation. I use it for myself and for the ducks. Sometimes I add it to their drinking water if I have seen a duck eat something gross, or eat a mystery mushroom before I can stop her. It has been used to help ducks with botulism. There is a sticky on flushes that includes charcoal slurry recipe.
Benadryl cream. Same use as for people. I have used it on a duck's foot that got stung. Just a small pea or lentil sized dab on the foot, as it does get absorbed.
How did I do?