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Dog attacked my duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kynzinicole, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. kynzinicole

    kynzinicole Hatching

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    My Dog gOt into the duck pen today at attacked one of my ducks. Fortunately I wasn't far behind and I got there as soon as she got one in her mouth I was able to pry her off really fast, but now my duck is limping. Well he tries to walk and falls over then will just lay there. I touched his leg and he didn't pull away or try to bite me and there is no compound fracture. He just looks like he is in a lot of pain. And he can't walk what can I do?!
     

  2. kynzinicole

    kynzinicole Hatching

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    He has 2 puncture wounds, but he can't stand up, it doesn't seem like his leg is broken he might just be in shock. But he has a popping noise coming from his rib cage. It's like he is unbalanced. He falls forward.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    I posted on the emergencies forum, I will repeat a bit here - clip the feathers near the puncture wounds so you can get a good look, and rinse the wounds well with saline solution or Vetericyn, keep him inside away from flies.

    I would let him float in lukewarm water two or three times a day for at least fifteen minutes, not leave him alone at all because with an injury he could have trouble staying upright in the water and drown.

    A vet would be best, but I understand that is not always an option.
     

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