This is pre- and postsoak of the worst one. She does seem to have a few spots on her feet, another Cayuga girl does too. I soaked and iodined both of them and squeezed around a bit, no scabs coming off today. I also gave some acv in their water. They already get garlic in their food, so hopefully both of those will boost their immune systems. A friend also suggested lavender or oregano eo, or possibly a burdock root wrap. I don't want to do too many competing things though.
Does this look like I can wait a few days or does she need imminent further assistance? I don't want things to get out of control. I made the mistake of reading one thread where they were talking about if the infection made it to the leg bone it was too late 😨.
A couple other ducks have little small cuts on their feet. Is that normal? I'm at a loss as to what to do for prevention. Sweetgums and pinecones are rough on feet and everywhere in the landscape.
Thanks so much for assistance so far!
Edited - my pics won't upload 😞
Looks fairly mild to me. Infection is tricky - so I cannot make a diagnosis, exactly. But it seems you have caught it early. I would keep up with the treatment (in other words, wait a few days, see if you can soak and loosen the scab and get that off).
There seem to just be seasons when foot problems crop up. If there is any way to keep them to areas with fewer foot risks, I would.