Hawk attack--Gaping wound--Maybe shock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KatGold, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. KatGold

    KatGold Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Several hours ago, a large hawk attacked my Khaki Campbell duck. I chased the hawk off before she could do a lot of damage, but the duck took a beating.

    She is injured in at least three areas (head, neck, and leg). There are a small to medium gaping wound on her leg under her feathers. It is not large, but it is gaping.

    I immediately bathed her in Oxine treated water, then put antibiotic ointment gel thickly on her wounds.

    She is currently in a dog kennel with fresh straw, clean water, fresh feed, and a bowl of scrambled eggs with cheese and ground beef (I wanted her to get a lot of protein). I cannot tell if she has eaten or had water yet.

    After setting her up in clean surroundings, I had to leave for a meeting. She was alone for about 2 hours. I just got home and checked on her and she was lightly panting and slightly shivering.

    My concerns are:
    • Could she be in shock, and what is the best way to treat for shock?
    • There are flies around her, how to I best protect her wounds from flies?
    • If I allow her to be in the same area or free-range with the chickens,won't the chickens attack her because she has bloody areas?

    Thanks for any advice you have.
     
  2. kwinnypoo

    kwinnypoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How warm is it where you are at?? Is she panting because she is too hot? Bringing her indoors would protect her from flies... or in a garage or something...
     
  3. KatGold

    KatGold Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the advice, I am all ears.

    Right now it's in the mid-70s. It was an insane 80-degree day. But a cold front is coming in tonight. By midnight, we'll have 30-mph winds and it will freeze tomorrow. Yes, we're getting a 50-degree drop. The shed is a great idea.
     
  4. kwinnypoo

    kwinnypoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update?
     

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