Duck Triage

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by denidawn, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. denidawn

    denidawn Hatching

    Oct 3, 2015
    We have been triaging duck's leg injury in our bathroom for last month. Gapping whole in ankle area. Wound is almost closed, but unsure if it will close completely. Skampers needs to go out into yard now, permanently. We would like to wrap with Pet flex medical wrap (the kind that sticks to itself) and keep him outside now. We had such an issue immediately after injury with getting maggots out and keeping it clean and getting it to heal. Does anyone know if wound will continue to heal if we keep the Pet flex on and leave Skampers outside.. of course monitoring and changing wrap when needed?

  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I have not had to deal with this kind of thing here. One question I have for those more familiar is whether wrapping won't let enough air into the wound and risking gangrene.

    @denidawn Is there a way you could get a photo? And in the meantime, I would get some comfrey salve or ointment to help accelerate the healing.
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! A picture would be helpful.


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