duckling was attacked by rat. can't walk

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SVRabbitry, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. SVRabbitry

    SVRabbitry Out Of The Brooder

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    Our duckling was attacked by a rat 4 days ago and now she can't walk. She just rolls around she has started putting pressue on the leg that was bit. Any advice to help her walk?
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Where was the leg damaged? Is there swelling? Can you get a photo of the injury?
     
  3. SVRabbitry

    SVRabbitry Out Of The Brooder

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    Her muscles are undeveloped and my vet teacher thinks she has nerve damage.
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Supervised time in a tub of warm water (same temperature as the brooder, or a few degrees warmer) should help circulation. I use Traumeel or T-Relief ointment - just a tiny dab, it is said to help nerve damage. I know I used it on an injury of mine and it seems to have helped immensely.
     

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