- Aug 10, 2016
How much of this should I give to a duck and how often? And how should I give it to her.
I’ve been treating a duck’s wounds for over a month, I’ve taken it to the vet twice. The most recent time I asked them to check the wounds and see how they looked and if I should give it any antibiotics. It had a bit of infection before and was starting to feel warm again, but the vet told me everything was fine this time.
I’m never able to talk to the vet directly and ask them what I want because of Covid, I have to sit in n the car while they take it in.
When I got the duck home I checked it’s wounds which are still pretty deep, and it had scabbed over a bit inside and there was some really foul smelling stuff behind it. I cleaned it out and removed it and it seemed to be doing better but it is starting to feel really warm again. I don’t know what to do I can’t afford to keep taking this duck to the vet, it’s a duck we found in a driveway that had probably been attacked by dogs, I don’t even want the duck but I keep wasting money taking it to the vet, and the vet hasn’t been much help.
I got this pill at a feed store, I had asked if they had any antibiotics I could give to a duck. I feel like the lady was not supposed to give it to me or something, maybe I was supposed to have a prescription? I was just really confused because she just opened to bottle and gave me the one pill and she didn’t really give me very clear instructions on how to give it to the duck. She said mix it with 5 gallons of water but that just seems ???? The duck is not going to drink much of that and probably won’t get much of the medicine in it that way.
I tried to read up about it on this site but I can never find a clear answer.
Can anyone tell me what I should do?
I’m just really worried about the duck because I seems way to warm, it seems like it’s doing better overall but I’m really afraid of that wound being infected, it’s just so deep I can’t tell.