Duck with bone infection.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Andora, May 3, 2011.

  1. Andora

    Andora Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    The other day I noticed my Pekin duck was limping. I caught her and the bottom of one foot was hot. It had a big swollen lump in the middle. I thought it might be bumble foot, but I wasn't sure. I decided to take her to the vet. Good thing I did because it turns out she has a bone infection and a broken middle toe. [​IMG]

    Anyone have experience with a bone infection in ducks? The vet said it's hard to treat. She's taking an antibiotic twice a day and metacam for pain/swelling once a day. She's limping around my yard. I will be so sad if she dies! Our pair of pekins are beloved back yard pets.

  2. xke4

    xke4 Songster

    Feb 3, 2007
    Did the vet not recommend cage rest? When my Pekin goes lame (usually from trying to run behind the Khaki Campbell), he is put on strict bed rest. I recommend this for any duck with a leg injury but especially the heavy breeds like the Pekin.

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