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Big dog vs Little duck

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by duckieMama, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. duckieMama

    duckieMama New Egg

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    Yesterday, my GSD got a hold of 3 of my ducks and tore their necks open bad. The wounds are deep, muscle exposed, punctures, skin abrasions. I have flushed them well, cleaned with betadine, and applied FuraZone cream, which I mixed with sugar to help with granulation of the tissue. That has worked like a miracle, and the wounds themselves are healing rapidly.
    However, my male Ruen, Sarge, is lethargic. He is inside on cage rest and will not stay out of his water bowl, He drools a lot when he drinks, and is not eating very much. My concern is that he may be fevered, or have internal injuries. How can I tell? And how do u treat a fever in a duck?
    I cannot get to a feed store or vet, and must home treat.
     
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  2. duckieMama

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Dogs and poultry are never a good mix. Poor ducks. You can post in detail about your ill drake on "Emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread. But I think time is of essence

    do you have a vet you could take him to? He probably does have internal injuries. Does he appear to be in shock? I'm no medic but, drinking loads of water always brings kidney failure to mind.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sorry about your losses!!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Sorry for your losses!
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    I'm sorry about your injured ducks! [​IMG] Hopefully they recover.
     

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