Bleeding duck toe

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by RavenStorm, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. RavenStorm

    RavenStorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My duck scraped her foot on a concrete step today. It appears that she completely took off the nail on the backwards-pointing toe on the back of her foot, and it slowly bled like cutting a dog's nail to the quick or trimming a blood feather. It didn't clot at all, so I caught her and cleaned the wound and slathered it in antiseptic salve. It still bled, so I pressed corn starch on it. That worked temporarily, but I had to hold her down and not let her kick or walk because she would knock of the clot. Finally, I just gave up and wrapped a foled paper towel over the toe and taped it to her (I refrained from using duck tape though, lol) I waiting a little while before I take it off, because I know she will jump in her pool and start bleeding again. Anyone have any advice on how I can help her heal, or when I can start letting her get wet again?
     
  2. RavenStorm

    RavenStorm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so no one wrote with any advice but on that particular day I got the bleeding under control with the paper towel and I kept her away from her pool for two days. Yet this weekend she scraped the same toe again, and bled for a short amount of time. Anyone know if I can use liquid bandages to help her heal and maybe layer a bit of a buffer on her toe?

    I need to keep her off of the steps, silly duck! I guess walking around with diving flippers makes them as clumsy as it does for us humans too!
     
  3. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    SShe'll be fine if you just leave her be. No medical intervention necessary.
     

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