Duck attacked/bitten by pig, need help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cakela, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Cakela

    Cakela Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my ducks was bit/attacked by one of our pigs. She has a small piece of skin hanging down by her beak, but no injuries elsewhere.

    I have no idea what to do for her, it just happened so I haven't seen if she will eat or drink yet.

    Any suggestions are fully appreciated - and I'm prepared to cull if needed.
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:It's tough to diagnose without more detail or a photo. If it's an open wound, flush with 50/50 water and betadine mixture and put neosporin on the wound.
    I had a hog bite the head off a chicken as it walked around in the hogpen many years ago. Once hogs get the taste of chicken blood...that's it, chickens are targets thereafter. Probably the same for ducks.
     
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  3. Cakela

    Cakela Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright, it's seems almost like a scalping would be like, only it's not her scalp. I'll clean it and put neosporin on it.


    We were already considering our options with the pig.. I only have two ducks, but I don't know if he will go after the chickens now as well. Thank you for the help!
     

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