duck wounds

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  1. MandyJ

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    This is for information only.

    I need to know what I need to keep here at the house for wounded ducks. I understand to wash it with Saline solution and I have antibiotics to put in the water but what should I use as an ointment?

    I don't have a problem now, but I have had injured birds (open wounds) and didn't know what to use. Of course it was over the weekend so couldn't get to a vet or Texas A&M (closest major vet).
     
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  3. MandyJ

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    Thanks for the link!
     
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  5. casportpony

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    I use Chlorhexidine for cleaning and wounds I use a triple antibiotic ointment like neosporin on some of them. For an oral antibiotic I don't think any of the water soluble ones at feed stores are meant to be used for treating wounds.

    -Kathy
     
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    When our guinnies were little a raccoon chewed off some of their toes. We were told by Texas A&M to rinse their feet in hydrogen peroxide (ouch!!) but not neosporin. They didn't say why. But I would think it would be a good idea.

    I was desperate when our duck got torn up by a neighbor's dog. She had a gaping hole right in front of the wing. You could see all of the muscles of the wing. I didn't think the bird would make it. We washed it out with hydrogen peroxide and sprayed a spray bandage all over it. Confined her in a cage within the regular duck cage for about 2 weeks. I was also giving her antibiotics in the water. She completely healed!
     
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    I will get some Chlorhexidine to keep on hand. You never know. I was trying to get what I might need so I will have it on hand IF and WHEN injury happens again. I will be prepared!!

    Thanks!
     
  9. casportpony

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    You're welcome! You might also want to look into getting a couple different types of antibiotics.

    -Kathy
     
  10. casportpony

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    There are three antibiotics that are must haves for me... Baytril, metronidazole and amoxicillin. Having those three enables me to treat just about any issues that might come up.

    -Kathy
     

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