Black runner limping??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Smithychickens, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. Smithychickens

    Smithychickens Chirping

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    My Rosie girl is now limping. About a month ago she started and I kept here in a small pin to keep her from running around on the foot. She recovered but is now limping again. We have inspected both feet and I see no open wounds. On the fleshy pad parts I did notice one was slightly puffier than the other. I have cleaned the area just Incase there is a wound I can’t see.

    Has anyone else had this issue?


    Also I make sure they get the recommended amount of niacin. So I’m not thinking it has to do with that.

    Thank you in advance!
     
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  2. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Free Ranging

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    I'm wondering about bumble foot. Can you please post a picture?
     
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  3. Duckfarmer1

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    Well, I would probably start with an Epsom salts soak just to sooth it and see if the swelling goes down and she walks better. Yes, I have definitely had this happen many times..I have..to date..as of yesterday..50 ducks..but I’m rehoming 7. Anyways..after that I would get some Vit BComplex at TS..it’s a 16 oz bottle sold in cattle dept..says for injecting..but we put it over or in food for ducks...here’s where @Miss Lydia comes in, she’s the expert. I’m pretty sure they would only get 1 mg once a day over at treat...meal worms or in cut up fruit...something they love. Separate her at night so she’s resting it. The others will know more!! :)
     
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  4. Duckfarmer1

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    the only reason I didn’t say that was because there is no broken skin..or scab..just a swollen pad.
     
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  5. Smithychickens

    Smithychickens Chirping

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    I will post a picture tomorrow morning. :)
     
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  6. Smithychickens

    Smithychickens Chirping

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    Thank you! I’ll also post a picture tomorrow once it’s light out.
     
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  7. DuckyDonna

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    I think it still can be bumble. @Miss Lydia had one of her ducks have a big one in the past few months and it had no cut or scab. She will be on here tomorrow morning and can give more information.
     
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  8. Ratchnick

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    With generalized swelling you might try dosing some pain killer, i think you can give liquid ibuprofen.
     
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  9. DuckyDonna

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  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Mary Did You Know....

    We really need a picture to determine.
    I have a limping Runner and she is in a dog xpen out with everyone. No swelling no bumble so I am thinking a sprain. I have been giving her liquid aspirin, Glucosamine, and liquid B complex switching each night to a different one. Sprains take quite a while to heal just like on humans so rest ,soaks and patience is the key here. If you see anything on her foot them a good close up and make sure there is no swelling anywhere on her leg down to the foot.
     

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