Hi everyone! I have a question about a 9-week old Welsh Harlequin duck with a right foot injury. I noticed last week (Wednesday or Thursday, I can't quite remember) that one of my female Welshes had a bad limp. I examined her foot and saw that her ankle (I'm not sure what the technical term for that part of the foot is) and pad were quite swollen, so I mixed up a paste of turmeric and bentonite clay and slathered it on her foot, thinking it was an early-caught case of bumblefoot. I separated her from the rest of the flock and she's been resting ever since. I've been checking on her foot every day since, as well as soaking it in warm water and Epsom salts and reapplying the turmeric and clay paste, but the swelling hasn't seemed to go down and I haven't seen the characteristic black bumblefoot scab. Her foot seems warm, but it was also wrapped up, so I'm wondering if that's making it feel warm. But I can't find any kind of scratch or cut on her foot, so I'm wondering if it's maybe a sprain of some kind? I guess at this point I'm not sure what I should do. I'm willing to take her to a vet if needed, but I was hoping to maybe treat her at home if at all possible. Is there any way to tell the difference between an infection and a sprain, any tell tale signs to look for?? And what other treatments should I be trying? And if it is a sprain, what can I do for her besides keeping her separated and keeping her off the leg? Should I continue to wrap her foot or should I leave it unwrapped Thanks in advance for all your help! I just want my poor duck to get better; she's getting lonely and missing all her other duck friends!