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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Homesteadin, Sep 30, 2015.
Question. How long till improvement is usually seen with soaking and iodine? This'll be the third day and so far he's shown that he's just in more pain; when I checked in on him last night he was no longer even letting his foot touch the ground.
Have you tried to pull off the scab yet? it will loosen with the soaks and iodine. then once you pull out the plug the healing begins. Might want to try putting a sterile no stick bandage on then wrap the foot with vet wrap watching not to wrap too tight so it doesn't cut off circulation. Another thing too is to check it out real good feeling to make sure there isn't a splinter in there.
No I haven't tried pulling it off yet; getting everything ready right now and I'll try pulling it off after soaking and will also look for thorn/splinter. Would cotton pads and masking tape work for wrap?
Do you mean cotton balls? not sure what your meaning by pads. Only thing you don't want nasty to get to wound once it is open one reason I said no stick pads. Not sure if masking tape will hold or not you'll just have to try what you have just keep anything from sticking to the skin. Scab should pull off fairly easy if ready don't force too much or more healthy skin might get pulled too.
Do you have any vet wrap? Or a clean sock (the leg part with the foot part cut off)?
I am thinking there could be a splinter in there, still. Or it's on a nerve.
Cotton pads - those flat rectangular pads some people use on their face http://i01.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/1502203017/xingting_cotton_pads_cosmetic_cotton_pad_person.jpg
soaked him and checked him - everything still seemed firm/attached. I only got to soak him for about five minutes, baby woke up early. wrapped his foot with the cotton pads and tape - it's a mucky misty day here. Hope it stays on!
I couldn't see a sign of a splinter, unless it's teensy tiny. I am guessing it must be on a nerve like you mentioned.
I will do a sock with the next wrap, that would be a lot easier! One of the kids can donate a little one.
Keep us updated. I may take several soaks before scab loosens .
Okay I will, and thank you for caring and for your help. I think I am going to see if my husband will help me with a more lengthy soak and wrap this evening after the kids go to bed. It sure would be helpful to use my TWO hands instead of just one - this bag of feathers is not the tamest of creatures.