Duck with swollen leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by duckylucky123, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. duckylucky123

    duckylucky123 New Egg

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    My duck Lucy has been limping a lot lately. She has always had a limp but it is getting worse. Her leg is very swollen and is a lot bigger than her other foot. It doesn't look like bumble foot. The joint is what's swollen. Any suggestions on what I should do? Thanks!
     
  2. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    [​IMG] One of my ducks just had this happen and we found out she had just bent/twisted her foot wrong. If there is no cut it is probably just sprained and will heal up by it's self.
     
  3. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    If you have something for her to swim in for a while that would help.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Please join us over on the duck forum, https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    A swollen joint could be an infection or arthritis. A good duck vet is best, and also, you could try Epsom salt compresses followed by T-Relief ointment or something similar (just don't use ointment with painkiller).

    A vet could prescribe something like metacam for reducing swelling and pain.

    Time in a lukewarm tub, no soap, might also help by taking weight off the leg and improving circulation.
     

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