Duck having trouble walking

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TishaMarieP, May 13, 2018.

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  1. TishaMarieP

    TishaMarieP In the Brooder

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    About two months ago I noticed my duck had bumble foot so I started treating it with vetericyn and Epsom soaks. Her foot looks to be doing better but recently she started limping on her other foot. It was swollen and hot to the touch, it seems to be getting worse and I don't know what's wrong or how to treat it.

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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    That looks like either infection or an injury? She may need antibiotics any chance you can take her to a vet?
     
  3. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    it looks like gout!
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Possible. :idunno
     
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  5. TishaMarieP

    TishaMarieP In the Brooder

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    Right now I'm not able to go to a vet, my husband is laid off at the moment.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

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    TishaMarieP In the Brooder

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  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Could she have injured herself some how? Is she laying? are you supplying any oyster shell for calcium?
     
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  9. TishaMarieP

    TishaMarieP In the Brooder

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    When she got bumble foot she was putting a lot of her weight on that other foot. Every now and then I crush up hard boiled eggs for protein and calcium.
     
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  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I am just not sure is there any place on the swollen foot that looks like a scab forming?
    I have asked another member to have a look hopefully she is on today.
     
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