dog bit duck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Phoebe R, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Phoebe R

    Phoebe R New Egg

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    I need to know where to inject penicillin into my duck please? My dog decided to grab my duck I've cleaned the wounds and he seems to be doing better than he was this morning but the wounds are starting to smell a bit. I'm not sure where to place the antibiotic injection
     
  2. vicny05

    vicny05 New Egg

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    Hey try manuka honey on a freshly washed wound too - do it daily until the scab falls off. It's a natural antibiotic
     
  3. Waxwing43

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    I was able to save two of my ducks from a dog attack last year. I did not have antibiotics so here is what I did: I separated both of them by making a pen just outside of the other Ducks pen. I brought them in the house a few times a week to give them Epsom salt baths. I fed them plenty of treats including black oil sunflower seeds dry cat food and dog food, leafy greens and healthy table scraps. Their water and bedding was changed more often than the other normal healthy ducks.
    There was a point where one of then went downhill. It was looking so bad that we set a day for my husband to go out and euthanize her. The tissue under her Wing Where She Was bitten smelled rotten and had Dusty green mold growing on it. I took a whole bottle of hydrogen peroxide and doused her wound with it. To my surprise it dried up and started healing quickly. I checked it once or twice a day offering treats with the check-up of course :). Her wound healed over the course of several weeks or months it was a long time ago so I don't remember exactly. She and I bonded over this and that's what started my love of Muscovys. Her name is Kevin (heehee) and she became a mother last summer. In fact she became a grandmother this week! Her brother, Balue, healed well and is thriving. He is one of my sweetest drakes.
    Best of luck to you and your sweet Duck.
    PS this post was speech to text so grammar police- back off! Haha!
     

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