Help limping duck!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by bell1774, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. bell1774

    bell1774 Just Hatched

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    daffy the black duck has a limp now and we managed to pick him up and we know which foot and we looked at both feet and there is nothing pointing to the limp so please help.
     
  2. iloveduckies

    iloveduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

    is he very old ? My oldest duck limps all around just from old age...
     
  3. bell1774

    bell1774 Just Hatched

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    Not a
    t not at all he's only like 3 or 4 months old.
     
  4. gal5150

    gal5150 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm, no signs of swelling on bottom pads? Could be a sprain, could be niacin deficiency....are you supplementing feed with extra niacin?
     
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  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    If it's a sprain, then Epsom salt compress would help - and a sprain can take several days, even a couple of weeks to heal depending on severity.

    Epsom salt is a laxative, so I use compresses - but some put the solution in a small bucket and stand the duck in it, keeping the duck's bill out of the water.

    I have also used T-Relief ointment on sprains. Myself and the ducks.
     
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  6. bell1774

    bell1774 Just Hatched

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    thanks
     
  7. bell1774

    bell1774 Just Hatched

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    it worked
     
  8. iloveduckies

    iloveduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good :)
     

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