Duck hasn't walked in months

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Chako23, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. Chako23

    Chako23 Chirping

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    I have a white male duck who started out with bumble foot and was limping. I never had ducks before and did not realize he had bumblefoot until I researched it. I am assuming that I realized it too late since now he no longer walks, the leg is still swollen. I had him on antibiotics in his water, which he drank at first but stopped due to taste, I then resorted to giving it in a syringe. He stayed on the antibiotics for over a month with no result. This has been going on about 4 months. He eats, drinks, and will swim around if I put him in the small pond, but cannot walk. I don't want to put him down, but I am out of ideas. I even tried penicillin injections daily into breast muscle. I feel really sorry for him. He is just exciting. Any thoughts would be appreciated
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Welcome to BYC!

    Can you post some pictures of his feet and legs.
     
  3. Chako23

    Chako23 Chirping

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    Yes I can. It is his left foot/leg. There are bruises on the top from him rubbing the foot trying to move.
     
  4. Table4Six

    Table4Six Crowing

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    Is it possible to take him to a vet? Pictures would definitely help.
     
  5. Chako23

    Chako23 Chirping

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    We have no vets in my area willing to see him!
     
  6. Table4Six

    Table4Six Crowing

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    Well, in the mean time, I would rub Neosporin on his scabs/wounds to prevent infection, although it sounds like he may already have an infection going on. I can't really say more until I can see pictures of his leg and foot. Is he only having trouble with one foot or both?
     
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  7. Chako23

    Chako23 Chirping

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    One foot. 20180714_134842.jpg
     

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  8. harmonymw

    harmonymw Songster

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    That’s odd. The underside of his foot looks good. The top view makes it look like a malformation, but I guess that could be from not walking? Aside from the scabbing, of course. Have you done a series of soaks?
     
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  9. Chako23

    Chako23 Chirping

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    No, I thought about Epsom salt but really would only be able to do twice a day
     
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  10. harmonymw

    harmonymw Songster

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    I think that would be helpful, especially if he enjoys swimming. Is he normally on cedar shavings? Do you have other ducks?
     
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