EMERGENCY!! **Attention please read***

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by farm316, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. farm316

    farm316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had previously let the Ducks and the Chickens out, and I thought that he was almost sleeping, later I see him and his eye is like this in the picture. he still has it, its just red with puss.. I have learned my lesson and they won't be out together ever again.. Its my fault and I won't to fix this problem, so please help.

    What must I do to help keep him comfortable? I have him in a large dog crate and I need help.. What Medecine?

    Any help is most appreciated.

    His eyeball is still there, he can still see out of it, but I think its blurry
     
  2. CyndiD

    CyndiD Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Sorry about ur duck, don't know what to tell u. Just thought I would at least acknowledge ur post.
    Maybe call a vet & ask what to wash his eye out with? Maybe some eye wash. Our human eyes r very resilient. Yellow puss is OK, Green puss is Not=infection. Maybe an eye ointment & just time. Mother nature is amazing!
    I guess I thought of something to tell u, huh! Blessings to u & ur duck.:hugs
     
  3. farm316

    farm316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much. He is feeling a bit better, We don't have a 'Vet' For poultry, just a dog and a cat.
     
  4. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could mix up a saline solution to clean out the eye and make sure it doesn't get infected. Do a Google search and you should find an easy way to mix some up. :) I don't think it looks too horrible, but I am not an expert and there's no way to know for sure if there is any permanent damage done to the eye without a vet of course. But hopefully with some rest and flushing out of the eye for a few days it'll be good as new. I would try 3 times a day with the saline solution, if possible. Good luck and keep us updated!
     
  5. tdd2

    tdd2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have a TSC or other feed/livestock store nearby, Vetericyn is great for an eye injury/irritation. They also make a specific eye wash spray, and a pink eye spray - but the active ingredients in the three products are the same, just in different percentages.

    Spray/drip a bit the Vetericyn couple times a day in the effected eye, and also be sure they have a clean water source where they can fully dunk their heads to help keep their eyes/nares clean. (adding a couple teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to the wash water will help keep bacteria down as well)

    Cheers'

    Dan
     
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  6. farm316

    farm316 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys!

    I might try the apple cider vinegar, I also will probably conjure up a saline solution, I am not sure that his eye is infected.. Better be safe than sorry,
    Can I use human eye saline on ducks??
    As you mentioned @tdd2 Can he drink the water with apple cider vinegar?
     
  7. tdd2

    tdd2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes - actually, I add a bit of ACV to my ducks drinking water as well - good for them :)
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    See if your local feed store has terramycin eye ointment.

    -Kathy
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Note that ACV must be used in plastic containers, not metal ones.

    -Kathy
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Any color pus is a sign of infection, not just green. :D

    -Kathy
     

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