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Duck help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vyper, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. vyper

    vyper Out Of The Brooder

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    A dog attacked one of my ducks 5 days ago. Her left hip and upper leg is swollen and she can't lift the leg ! There doesn't seem to be any break and she can stand on it but not lift it up ! Could it be out of socket ?
     
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    She is healing well feathers are growing back! Her hip are seems to be the problem ! In the water it just trails behind her ! As you can see she can stand on it just not lift it to walk ![​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
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  8. vyper

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    I checked my duck really good and it seems likto me her left leg sits back farther than the front ! That's why she can't lift it ! When unfelt hem and compared then one dies back farther. Could that have popped out and went back ?[​IMG]
     
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  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Yes, she could have a dislocated joint. If at all possible, a vet's help would be best. I do not know how to reset a joint like that.

    In the meantime, give her as much time floating in lukewarm water in a tub as you can, see if the warm water and gentle motion help get things back in place. You might also try contacting a waterfowl rehabber for information or references.

    There is a poultry podiatry site


    https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry
     

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