Help! Duckling with eyelid infection

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by autre, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. autre

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    Hi, one of my friend's baby ducks has eye problem. See picture below (the 3rd one was taken 2 days ago).
    According to their owner, the female one was hurt by a mouse trap on July 28th. Everything seems not so bad (see picture 3). But after they moved to my place for a temporarily stay, the eyelid infection became worse.
    Need help.

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    After reading tens of posts, I plan to get some terramcin.
    Can I wash her eye with water (the only thing I can get is eye wash for soft contact lens user)? Will nature tear eye drop helps?

    Thanks a lot!!

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  2. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I would most definitely bathe that even in just warm water, very gently with a cloth so as not to leave debris. I can get polysporin for eyes here and have used it on ducks amongst other creatures... i would also make sure your friend ensures these babies keep away from harmful items, they are massively curious it's their nature and can be seriously hurt.

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  3. Learningstill

    Learningstill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used diluted apple cider vinegar which has worked for us, but we did not have any swelling just a white foamy discharge. Apple cider vinegar is a natural antibacterial liquid. Best wishes with you and the little one.
     
  4. autre

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    Thank you for your advise. I will add ACV soon.

    Some updates:
    Yesterday, I increased the air flow of their bedding space, and applied Chlortetracycline. Seemed much better.
     
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  5. autre

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    Yes! That's sooo true!!
    I gently washed the area by cotton swab and applied Chlortetracycline gel (that's the easiest one I can get). Haven't try polysporin before. Thank you for your advise.
    Does it suppose to be applied 2 or 3 times a day and at least 3 days, or 5 days?
     

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