- Mar 8, 2009
My one-year old drake (Peking) had been attacked by an aggressive Muscovy.His leg is grossly swollen and it appears that the upper-most joint (leg to body) has been dislocated about 1/2 inch. I have been treating him with antibiotics and homeopathic salve (topical) in order to keep him comfortable. It has been too long (6 weeks) and I see no real improvement. Rather, the leg is becoming more swollen. He cannot use it at all. Any suggestions out there in DuckLand? I'm in no rush to put the poor thing down; but - also - do not wish to see him suffer for a prolonged period of time. He has been isolated in a large coop with fresh hay, fresh feed, and water changed 2x a day. His leg is swollen approx. 5x its normal width from top to foot. Foot has normal appearance. Thank you kindly.