Cut on duck-questions on how to treat

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by veronicasmom, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found spots of blood in many places in our duck pen this am. I determined that it was Veronica, the pekin. I couldn't see any sign of trauma, no cuts or anything visible until I picked her up and flipped her over. There was blood (not a lot) on her belly. Obviously very easy to see on a white duck. She is active, eating fine, alert, etc. I can't really see the extent of what is there until hubby gets home, as I need both hands to hold her and can't check very well that way. Do we need to bother putting anything like triple antibiotic cream on it if she has a cut? I am assuming she got a cut on the ice somehow. She is so low to the ground. She's been in and out of the pool several times already and washes off much of the blood. So, I am guessing anything I put on it will come off too. It is not bleeding profusely and I am guessing that by the time Rob gets home, the bleeding will have stopped and it will be all washed off. How concerned do I have to be with a small cut?
    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. thedoors5to1

    thedoors5to1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i wouldnt be too concerned but then again i dont have a clear picture of the wound in my head.. pictures always help. but i think you should clean it out if its got any dirt or stuff in it. i'd def put some triple antibiotic ointment on it, it will speed up the process of healing, and it wouldnt hurt to put it on. it wont wash away either with her bathing as its pretty waterproof.
     
  3. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I will take a better look at it tonight when I have hubby to help hold her and put the ointment on it then.
    She doesn't appear to be bleeding anymore, she was sitting on the snow, and when she got up, it was clean. I covered all the old blood stains up so I can see if there are any new one.
    Thanks again.
     
  4. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a Muscovy hen with a predator bite to her breast (puncture wounds). I treated her by washing it clean and putting triple antibiotic ointment on it daily. At night I put her in the 'tub with a large pan of water available, and she would bathe it herself each morning before she went out. In a few days, it healed up quite nicely. If the water she's bathing in is clean, yours should be okay -- just watch for paleness in the bill and legs which may indicate more blood loss than you expect.
     

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