Duck severely hurt need advice ASAP

injuredduck

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My girlfriends duck got mauled by a dog the whole ducks back has been ripped open and nobody knows what to do. We don't have money to take the duck to a vet so we picked the duck up wrapped it in a towel and set it down with some food and water and have been putting warm wet pads on the ducks wound. I don't know if the duck is going to make it but I want to try everything I can to try and help it survive. Please help me I'm only 18 and have no idea what to do, and if this keeps up they're gonna put the duck down
 

Debs Flock

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Has the duck survived? Can you post a picture of the wound? How old is the duck?

I don't know a lot and have never had to deal with a big wound. I know you should at least try to rinse the wound to remove any dirt/debris. Then spray on some Veterycin.

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Amiga

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Thanks for the tag.

Ducks can survive awful injuries. Is the little one still with you, @injuredduck ?

Rinsing with mild saline solution helps quite a bit - keep the duck away from flies - they will lay their eggs in open wounds.

A clean, quiet safe place with food and fresh water is the best place for the duck.

You may need to consider antibiotics, but for now, keep the wound rinsed - let air get to it, though. Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks recommends clipping feathers from around the edge of the wound, also.

Vetericyn is a good product for wounds.
 

Lacrystol

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My girlfriends duck got mauled by a dog the whole ducks back has been ripped open and nobody knows what to do. We don't have money to take the duck to a vet so we picked the duck up wrapped it in a towel and set it down with some food and water and have been putting warm wet pads on the ducks wound. I don't know if the duck is going to make it but I want to try everything I can to try and help it survive. Please help me I'm only 18 and have no idea what to do, and if this keeps up they're gonna put the duck down

OH MAN THAT's AWEFUL. I will have lots of questions for you
 

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EXAMINE the wounds, you want to look close to see if there is ANY wounds by or around the Heart a small Punch wound end it..

Can the duck eat and Drink without tossing it back up? Keep the Duck WARM, Ducks are very Hardy animals so It takes a lot.

Keep him in a dark room for at least a couple of hours to calm down, the stress can put the body into over drive.. crap didn't realize this was a day old aready. DANG.

NEED pics, need to see how bad the wounds are.


How is HE?? WAIT? One POST and no responses yet??? STRANGE..
 

Miss Lydia

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EXAMINE the wounds, you want to look close to see if there is ANY wounds by or around the Heart a small Punch wound end it..

Can the duck eat and Drink without tossing it back up? Keep the Duck WARM, Ducks are very Hardy animals so It takes a lot.

Keep him in a dark room for at least a couple of hours to calm down, the stress can put the body into over drive.. crap didn't realize this was a day old aready. DANG.

NEED pics, need to see how bad the wounds are.


How is HE?? WAIT? One POST and no responses yet??? STRANGE..
@Lacrystol makes you wonder if the duck didn't make it.
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My girlfriends duck got mauled by a dog the whole ducks back has been ripped open and nobody knows what to do. We don't have money to take the duck to a vet so we picked the duck up wrapped it in a towel and set it down with some food and water and have been putting warm wet pads on the ducks wound. I don't know if the duck is going to make it but I want to try everything I can to try and help it survive. Please help me I'm only 18 and have no idea what to do, and if this keeps up they're gonna put the duck down


@injuredduck, welcome to BYC! How is your duck?

-Kathy
 

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