Duck in shock

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by darceyduck, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. darceyduck

    darceyduck Just Hatched

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    Hi all . I posted on here about my khaki Campbell being decapated and my drake runner possible being attacked as well. This was on Tuesday and he couldn't move or anything he was rolling round like he was drunk. Wouldn't eat or drink. Today he is slightly better eating lettuce and drinking water with oats and sugar in, however I will attach some pictures to see if you scan help diagnose why he can't stand up. Thanks. On the images I'm not holding him just supporting so he doesn't fall over. [​IMG]
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  2. Messica

    Messica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just because you can't see any external injuries doesn't mean he doesn't have internal injuries. He could have broken bones, ruptured organs, neurological injury or just extensive tissue/muscle damage. If you can get him to a vet that would be ideal because no one will be able to diagnose anything with pictures or even video, if you can't you're just going to have to wait and see if he pulls through.

    Poor guy :(
     
  3. darceyduck

    darceyduck Just Hatched

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    He doesn't seem in pain when he moves it he just won't straighten up. He's eating and drinking and he's not passing anything unusual and he's quacking more today. I just get the feeling he's in total shock and has been traumatised after what happened. Unfortunately there's aren't any vets round here that deal with these things.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Are you keeping him safe and warm? have you tried him in a warm tub of water just to see how he is floating {be sure to stay right with him}

    Shock should be wearing off What an awful thing to happen so sorry about your KC was it a raccoon.

    He maybe be injured and you just can't see anything outward.
     
  5. darceyduck

    darceyduck Just Hatched

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    He doesn't seem keen on preening himself at the minute and don't want him to get wet feather. No idea the crop neck and head was gone but left the body
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    The main reason for floating in nice warm water it to relieve any pain or pressure he may have from injuries to muscles etc. Warm water can help him relax enough he may try to preen and having him in warm water a few times isn't going to give him wet feather, after he is finished pat him dry then use the blow dryer on lowest setting to help him dry off. A vet can give him pain relief and inflammatory meds for pain or inflammation if you can go that route.

    I hope you have a very secure house for him to be in while he recovers and after also. Did this happen at night or during the day?

    Let us know how he is doing today please.
     
  7. darceyduck

    darceyduck Just Hatched

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    We have moved them into their old shed and small run however they are in thr sged unless we are there for now until we finis new house and run off. I'm not sure think it must have been the break of dawn. We live on a river bank so there's lots roaming about. I will try that with warm water. He's eating lettuce and plain oats and drinking sugar water. He wiggles his tail but won't use his wings. I'm starting to think it could be his wing on the left side as he doesn't like me touching it and it looks more humped then the other.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Another thing about getting him in some warm water is you'll be able to look closely for any injuries you missed check out his wing real good underside to if you haven't. I hope he starts to feel better soon, glad to hear he is eating and drinking some, I wouldn't give him much sugar water as it can cause his blood sugar to rise,it's okay for beginning of treatment. Do you have any electrolytes even plain gator aide? Save a chick is a good one too.

    Keep us updated.
     
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  9. darceyduck

    darceyduck Just Hatched

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    OK so I've brought him to the house and give him a warm bath he didn't move his wings at all and he was still nearly tipping over. I lofted him out and he preened a tiny bit but wouldn't open his wings. I've put him in the kitchen in a box with bedding and a towel over the top. It literally looks like he has scoliosis or something like his neck is to far to the right and where his breast bone is is almost stckers sticking out like in the pictures. There's not many places open here on good Friday
     
  10. Miss Lydia

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    I'm glad you brought him in at least putting him in water helped you see better the extent of his injuries. He maybe very sore or he may have internal injuries. Might take time for him to heal but if possible maybe get a vet to check him over before long especially if you don't see improvement in next few days. . I know this isn't a good day to try and get an apt. But tomorrow or Monday might work? Did you check under his wings for any puncture wounds? or any other places?
     

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