Duck severely hurt need advice ASAP

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  1. injuredduck

    injuredduck New Egg

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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
     
  2. Debs Flock

    Debs Flock Birds on the brain Premium Member

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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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  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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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.
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @injuredduck any news?
     
  5. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any news?
     
  6. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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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..
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @Lacrystol makes you wonder if the duck didn't make it. [​IMG]
     
  9. casportpony

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

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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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