Duck attacked, injuries to head and bill

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lizrndiver, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. lizrndiver

    lizrndiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 9 month old female Rouen duck that has been attacked.

    When I went out to to feed the ducks and chickens this afternoon, I could tell she was injured because her head looked odd.

    I brought her inside and cleaned her up. She has bite marks on her head and bill.

    Her left eye is gone and the tip of her bill is cracked.

    A lot of feathers are missing off the top of her head. It appears she has puncture marks there.

    Her body, wings, legs, and feet appear fine.

    She walks fine and was drinking in the tub.

    Only her beak appears to still have some active bleeding.

    I have her in a small cage. Not sure what to do for her.

    Antibiotics?????

    If I prevent infection, could she heal up fine?

    I don't have a vet in the area that will treat ducks.

    Any ideas or questions welcome.

    Thanks,

    Liz
     
  2. Coffeemama7

    Coffeemama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have had many ducks attacked. Some with serious body injuries. We keep them isolated, use a 10% bleach solution on the injuries, and use a iodine spray. It does sting, but we have saved about 1/2 of them. Keep the area they stay in very dry and clean. Good thing it is not hot, so the maggots will not be after the injuries. Good luck, I hope others reply!
     

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