Follow up -- was big white duck attacked by raccoon emergency

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Farmerbetsy, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Farmerbetsy

    Farmerbetsy In the Brooder

    Oct 13, 2007
    thank you all so much for your support and helpful advice yesterday. we took her in to the emergency vet. They were swamped with emergencies so it took hours and hours. She received subcutaneous fluids, antibiotics, and wound cleaning. After they cleaned her they saw she had minor flesh wounds, a cracked beak, and was scalped, but, nothing broken. They said she was their best patient of the day, quiet, patient, and friendly! When I went back to pick her up it took over an hour -- with my kids going beserk and me getting later and later for my next meeting -- for them to get the time to release her!

    she looks much better this morning. Snuffly, not eating much, but drinking and swimming. We'll take good care of her. She's in the basement bathroom with her pool in the shower, so giving her a shower would be a piece of cake!

    I was very pleased the kept the price at $175 rather than the $500-800 I'd been quoted, since they decided she didn't need intubating, anesthesia, etc for the wound healing. I would have balked at that.

    thanks again, chicken friends.

    Betsy & "Duck Mrs. Super Duck Duck"
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    That is good. I was wondering how she was doing. Its good that its minor cuts and scrapes
  3. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Yay! Great news about your duck. Keep her safe!
  4. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Great news! Please keep us updated on the recovery process!
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD


    Glad to hear a success and wounds were not that bad.
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    How is your duck today?

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