HELP ASAP -CLaw torn off - WHat to put on it - wont stop bleeding

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Goat_Walker, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    Ok - my muscovy drake just ripped his claw out - literally

    what can I wrap on it/ what medicine? I have A & D , Neosporin. Could I just put a band aid on it or could I tape something on it?

    It wont stop bleeding so I have him in the tub right now .
  2. chesapeakechick

    chesapeakechick Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 27, 2009
    Warwick, Maryland
    You can put cornstarch or flour on it and hold pressure on it until it stops bleeding. Then you'll probably have to bandage it
  3. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    Do you have some of that stop bleed powder or you could use some household white flour to help with clotting. I think I would put some peroxide on it first to bubble any infection out first then the clotting aid. After it stops bleeding, maybe wrap some gauze around the area and secure with tape or better yet the Vetwrap you can get at the farm store, they also sell it for humans but it is a lot more money. It sticks to itself so no tape needed. Otherwise he might peck at it and get it bleeding again.
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    If you dont have the quick stop stuff..then like someone said..flour will usually work...KEEP pressure on may take a long time...longer then you think...but just keep pressure on it until it stops.
  5. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    Yes, apply pressure til it stops. It WILL take longer than you think. Clean it with bentadine or iodine and put antibiotic cream on it. If you don't have the gauze/vet wrap, you can try cutting in 1/2 a regular bandaid (with the stretchy fabric at the ends) and using it to wrap the toe to keep on the topical antibiotic cream and gauze and to keep the wounded toe clean.

    Months ago, my pullet broke off most of her claw in the door to the run. It bled like crazy. I didn't have blood stop powder (I DO now!) so I applied pressure to it over the tub, using clean gauze, until it mostly stopped bleeding. I washed her foot, then I cleaned the wounded toe with iodine and put antibiotic cream on, wrapping everything with a chopped & modified bandaid. I changed her bandage daily. Eventually she re-grew her toenail.
  6. silkymom

    silkymom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2009
    hello . soory to hear about your baby , i have found in dogs and others i rehab that corn starch works the best if no quick stop ot silver nitrate sticks, it will be ok like the others say. when the bleeding is slow clean goos with dilute peroxide and stop then with the flour or corn starch and bandage, even if the bird picks it off the bleeding should be stopped by then, good luck . the ducks you have are tough . i love those guys.
  7. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    Thanks You guys! Ive got it bandaged and ill check it out and use the peroxide tommorrow. Hope he doesnt hate me for it.
  8. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Pluck a downy feather and put on the bleeding, then sprinkle it with white flour. It should stop soon.
  9. planetpal1

    planetpal1 New Egg

    Oct 1, 2013

    I have a pair of Muscovy ducks, Donald and Daisy. Donald has been literally tearing into Daisy's back and ripping it open as they mate :(. So my friend came over today to help me try and trim Donald's claws a bit.......BAD idea!! Only trimmed a tiny bit, cuz it looked like we could see the quick like on a rabbit or dog, but nope! It started bleeding :(. Got it to stop, and then tried to file them down with a dremel tool and a buffing wheel....BAD idea again! Bleed so bad it squirted a tiny stream of blood out. Sheesh!! Held pressure like y'all have suggested and then sprayed with blu-kote antiseptic. Sigh. Just having to keep them apart while Daisy heals (blu-kote spray on her wounds is working like a charm!) and getting a few more girl friends for Donald so he can "spread the love Around" ;). Any other ideas y'all have; I'm listening! Thx!

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