Help me ducks foot bleeding tried on emergency topic but got no help

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cat1994, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. cat1994

    cat1994 Songster

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    i tried this on the emergency topic thingy (im new) and no one helped me!one of my call ducks looks like the padding of its foot got cracked and is bleeding what do i do please help me
  2. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Songster

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    I would set him up in a small cage by himself with clean bedding, clean the foot with betadine or peroxide, and perhaps you could put some triple-antibiotic ointment on the foot. Then wrap the foot loosely with vet wrap. Check the foot a few times a day and re-apply ointment and wrap. Anyone else? This is what I would do, maybe someone else has a better idea. Make sure you keep the bedding very clean.
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Well, if it's bleeding a lot, you need to put something on it to stop the bleeding. Styptic powder is best, drug stores sell it, as do pet stores. But, if it's cracked like I kind of think you mean, it's probably not a major bleed, more of just sore and tender?

    Is it cracked in the way I'm thinking, you probably need to use something that will soothe it and moisturize the skin. Triple antibiotic ointment like Neosporin would be good for at least a few days to help ward off infections -- an ointment is oil based and waterproof or at least water resistant. You probably will need to apply it 4 or 5 times a day, since it will wear off quickly.

    Long term, I'm thinking something more like aloe vera or maybe even cornhusker's lotion or vaseline petroleum jelly.

    I wonder if maybe some olive oil in the diet would help, too?

    I'm no expert, so I'll be anxious to see what other people say.
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Is he still bleeding? You have to stop if it it is... use direct pressure on the wound..
    Dont let go till it stops bleeding..
  5. agree with drdoolittle. You can apply Termerec powder from your spice cabinet if you have it. It is an astingent that is used in most blood stop powders. You can wrap a bandage around it the best you can. Sometimes pretty difficult on those feet.
  6. roocrazy

    roocrazy Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    apply pressure with gauze but clean it with peroxide first.wrap a bandage around the wound tightly but not to tightly

    keep it alone in a warm dry place with fresh water maybe some scrambled eggs or yogurt and dry bedding where he/she can ly down without putting pressure on the foot.

    just let him rest.

    thats all i can tell you
    hope for the best
  7. cat1994

    cat1994 Songster

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    [​IMG] thanks so much its not bleeding badly anymore its just cracked and dry so i washed it, put Neosporin on it, and wrapped it up, it is looking better iv put vaseline on my 3 other call ducks to make their feet moist so theirs don't crack also
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2010
  8. GrannySue

    GrannySue Songster

    Cornstarch works like a styptic. So does good old flour, just not as well.
    I was amazed at how much my girl bled after a hawk attack. She's fine now.

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