Emergency duck injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by laurenvinez, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. laurenvinez

    laurenvinez Just Hatched

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    I came home today and found my duck Howard being attacked by my rabbit Sugar. There is a chunk missing on the back of his neck. What can i do til i can get him to the vet?
     
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  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Professional in training Premium Member

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    @RavynFallen may have some good advice for you
    She is a duck expert
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    I haven't been getting tags... :(

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    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Sorry, she's been in PM with me... working on getting it back here for the additional help... :)
     
  7. BantyChooks

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    So sorry about your baby, Lauren :hugs

    Copying some posts over from when my duck sustained similar injuries... What medical supplies do you have?
    Will grab more....
     
  8. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    No deep puntures and the bleeding has stopped. I cleaned it with warm water and povidine iodine. I tried to put a wrap around it but that seemed to irrate him and i didnt want to go get rawled up. Its a little bit bigger just he has his neck cooped down.


    This is what she did so far, and I suggested applying some Neosporin and keeping it unwrapped and clean.

    Duck is drinking, just not eating right now of course...
     
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  9. laurenvinez

    laurenvinez Just Hatched

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    Yes i took him to an empty bedroom and put a kennel in there with a warm blanket and food and water. I cleaned the wound with warm water and povidine iodine. His feet are warm so i think im ok there. But i have a heating pad just in case. I gave wrap neosporin povidine iodine and a basic first aid kit for ducks. I was more prepared for an illness. I do have his pin seperated from my rabbits pin but i guess she duh a hole and got in Howards. He is drinking water just not eating right yet.
     
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  10. laurenvinez

    laurenvinez Just Hatched

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    When he does drink it looks like the surrounding skin is moving and ot is exposed tissue.
     

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