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Duck emergency

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mgiles1234, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. mgiles1234

    mgiles1234 Hatching

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    Our duck was attacked and we don't know what did it or how to treat him
     

  2. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Duck Obsessed Premium Member

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    My first guess is dog,then cat or fox. What kind of area do you live in(rural, suburban)?
    I would put disinfectant like betadine on it and wrap it somehow. Keep him inside( looks like you are doing that).
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  3. luvmyduckies

    luvmyduckies Songster

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    I am so sorry about your duck for me it was the most upsetting part about owning ducks. Each time we had an injury or loss we added more protection for the ducks unfortunately it is a horrible way to learn.
    Typically I have used saline spray and depending on where the injury was antibiotic ointment. I have been amazed at the recoveries a few of my ducks have made. Good luck. Keep us posted.
     
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  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Oh, no ... some thoughts - let him have some time in a tub of lukewarm water , keep him away from flies, clip the feathers around the wound to about a half an inch, rinse the wiund fiur times a day with mikd saline, or Vetericyn.

    Look into antibiotics in case an infection sets in .

    The security must be fixed and you can expect the predator to return.
     

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