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My ducks compound fracture.

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I have 4 week old khaki Campbell ducklings. my daughter was playing ball and stepped on a ducklings leg, causing a compound fracture on the thigh.
I bathed the area with water compress them strapped with what I had in with plenty of polypsporin. Then put her in a box on towels for the night with food n water which she ate n drank with no problems. The next morning after doing a medic supply run, I re-strapped her leg with vetwrap style bandage again plenty of polypsporin. Day 3: the leg is swollen, body warm temperature but foot is cold. Please any advice would be great. Thank you
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I have used paper tape to mend a broken leg. Layering the tape allows it to form a rigid cast and as healing takes place you can peel back layers to allow more movement or even add more layers to restrict movement. The duck can't peel it off and it is pretty water resistent due to the glue forming a tight seal between layers.
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I meant to add that it is easy to get vet wrap too tight and cut off circulation. The swelling and cold may be indicators that it is wrapped too tight.
Edited by Duck Drover - 5/18/16 at 9:28pm
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