Duck leg injury - broken foot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NanooseDucks, May 13, 2018.

  1. NanooseDucks

    NanooseDucks In the Brooder

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    Hi. I have a muscovy hen that had her nest destroyed most likely by a raccoon and hurt her leg in the process.
    I think it is fractured just below the ankle. She will not put any weight on it. The leg below the ankle is hot and very swollen. I can feel movement of the bone in there that I do not believe to be normal. She has it up behind her. I found her yesterday morning. This morning it is more swollen and the web between her toes have changed color slightly. She has what looked like a small cut on the front side of the leg where I now think it could be broken. It was a bleeder. I cleaned it and tried to seal it with blue coat yesterday. I also noticed she has a lump on her middle toe that maybe bumble foot although it doesn't totally match the pics I've seen. I gave her foot a soak in some Epson salts to start to loosen any scab to get in there.
    What can I do for the leg?
    Should I leave the pre existing condition alone until the leg gets better?
    She is isolated. Drinking and eating. 20180513_131930.jpg 20180513_131935.jpg 20180513_131930.jpg 20180513_131755.jpg 20180513_131804.jpg 20180513_131804.jpg 20180513_131543.jpg 20180513_131519.jpg
     

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  2. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    Awe. Poor thing. Is that all bruising?
    I would think a vet would be your best option.
     
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  3. NanooseDucks

    NanooseDucks In the Brooder

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    Hi
    No it is from the blue coat I used to seal up the cut. That stuff gets everywhere. My hand is the same color.
     
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  4. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    Ok. I almost asked if it was blue kote. Without knowing how to properly splint, I would still suggest the vet. I imagine she is in pain with that much swelling. But, maybe someone else will have other suggestions.
     
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  5. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    The bottom does look like bumblefoot. I think you have to pick it out and soak it in Epsom salts, but don't let her drink the water.
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    @casportpony had posted some info on wrapping legs from injuries, I had it in my favorites on my old computer that died. Hopefully she'll see it and give the info.

    If a vet is possible that would be best option.

    Mean time rest and in where she isn't up trying to use the leg much for now.
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Where is it broken?
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