Duck Swollen Foot

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by hesterbarrett, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. hesterbarrett

    hesterbarrett New Egg

    Sep 17, 2012
    Hello there
    I have a appleyard duck which has a swollen toe just bellow the ankle joint it is limping and has trouble turning around does anyone have any advice on how we can resolve this?
    many thanks
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009

    Can you get a picture of it? It sounds like it could be bumbletoe
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    In the meantime, I feel that time in a lukewarm bath deep enough to float in will take pressure off the leg, improve circulation and help relax the muscles if they are strained.

    Something else that will help (but not the only thing to do ) is make warm compresses with Epsom salts water. Es is a laxative, so you don't want the duck to drink it, that is why I use compresses.

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