disabled duck?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nikki1496, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. nikki1496

    nikki1496 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a cayuga drake from a friend who has a bumb foot he still uses it for balance and gets around/swims well. His joint is a bit swollen atm though anything organic/natural i can do for it? And will he be okay long term? (not genetic btw he was stepped on by a goat)
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Epsom salt and warm water is good for swelling and inflammation. It is also a laxative so no drinking the water[not you but the duck] I use a bucket and just let them stand in it while I hold onto them. half cup to 1 gal of warm water. Water therapy is another which you are doing just don't let him jump off side of pool or anything else while healing.
     
  3. nikki1496

    nikki1496 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I let him swim in the tub for a bit in warm water. The foot feels atrophied and i doubt he will ever have use of it but he gets along just a bit slower
     

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