Duck with broken leg

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Morgan282, May 10, 2019.

  1. Morgan282

    Morgan282 In the Brooder

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    752D618F-E754-40BA-BDF5-2C9CFC787CF4.jpeg so, last summer I had a duck injure his leg. I bough a seat type thing which immobilized him. So he could still be outdoors with my other ducks without putting pressure on his leg and hurting it more. I also made a splint for him as well. After a few weeks I let him walk with the splint on for another week or so before taking it off. He walked fine for a while until late winter. I’ve noticed his limp keeps getting slowly worse. He’s in good spirits and doesn’t seem bothered, but he can’t keep up with my other ducks and will trip and fall occasionally. I looked at his leg and the one that wasn’t injured is straight and seems fine but the previously injured leg now looks like this (picture attached) is there anything I can do? I called the only vet in like a 50 mile radius who works with ducks and it would be 500 alone just to check and see what’s wrong.. I don’t have a whole bunch of extra money but at the same time I don’t want my duck to be in pain or die..
     

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  2. Texag87

    Texag87 Crowing

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    Beautiful colored duck. Do you have a university with a vet school in driving range ? 500 seems excessive even if they were to do xrays and such. @casportpony and @Miss Lydia do yall have any home treatment ideas ?
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Where on the leg is/was the injury?
    anatomy-of-duck-leg-backyard-chickens.jpg
     
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  4. Morgan282

    Morgan282 In the Brooder

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    I’m assuming around the ankle, because the other one stands straight while that isn’t doesnt seem able to.
     
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  5. Morgan282

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    I thought it seemed pretty expensive as well. I’ve called and checked around, but can’t really seem to find many options. even with some of my close friends/relatives that are familiar with poultry. They all have either never needed to go to one, or recommended the one I mentioned. I’ll look into the vet schools though. Thank you!
     
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Call the vet back and ask "how much for a non-emergency office visit and exam?" That should cost $45-$75 in the USA. Of course xrays would be more, but the just the office visit and exam should be less than $100.

    Also try a Google search. Search "avian vet" or "exotic vet" and the largest city near you.
     
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  7. Morgan282

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    I’ll do that! Thank you so much!
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    :fl
     
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  9. quackiemama

    quackiemama Crowing

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    I hope you get it all worked out.
     
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  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    :fl
     
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