Duck with Bumblefoot (Warning Viewer Discretion Is Advised)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DiamondSwan, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. casportpony

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

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    I think you could start by picking the scab off and squeezing it like a pimple. I suspect that the swelling is pus and it's unlikely to resolve on it's own.

    -Kathy
     
  2. DiamondSwan

    DiamondSwan Overrun With Chickens

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    There's no scab, it was something stuck in his foot that we got out.
     
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    DiamondSwan Overrun With Chickens

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  4. casportpony

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

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    That might be a good one, but I think you need to get the pus out. How much does the duck weigh?

    -Kathy
     
  5. DiamondSwan

    DiamondSwan Overrun With Chickens

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    He weighs 3 and a half pounds. We tried squeezing it last night, but nothing came out. Are you sure it has to be squeezed?
     
  6. casportpony

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

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    How bad is he limping?

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  7. DiamondSwan

    DiamondSwan Overrun With Chickens

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    Not too bad, just a little.
     
  8. casportpony

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

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    Can you take him to a vet? I have very little experience treating these, but I do know that the infection can spread and become life threatening. I know because I lost one this way.

    -Kathy
     
  9. Miss Lydia

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    If they can't get anything out do you think continuing to soak will help it resolve on it's own along with the antibotic? Kathy?

    @DiamondSwan Your going to have to find a way to get that pill down his throat with out it going down the wrong hole. Maybe crushing it and hiding it in something he likes real well.

    I am so glad you found what was causing the problem. Bless his heart for being such a good boy, drakes really are special.
     
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  10. casportpony

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

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    A for the Keflex, I think the dose will be 1/4 to 1/2 capsule 2-3 times a day for 7-14 days. Give me a few hours to verify that.

    -Kathy
     

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