Help my duck got bitten by a snapping turtle!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lada12, May 20, 2019.

  1. lada12

    lada12 In the Brooder

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    My Peking duck got one of its toes bitten by a 40 pound snapping turtle Yesterday. We ran out to TSC and we got disinfectant, tape, and a wound sealer. We have been cleaning the wound sealing it and then bandaging it up. The duck is also in its own dry dog cage away from the other ducks. But, the wound is still bleeding and the leg has gotten quite swollen. Someone please help.
    Thank you so much
     
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  2. Henriettamom919

    Henriettamom919 Songster

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    How long ago did the bite occur? Does it show any signs of infection? How is your duck eating and drinking?
     
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  3. lada12

    lada12 In the Brooder

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    The bite was yesterday mid day it does not show any signs of infection. But we think the bone is broken, and the duck hasn’t been walking on it. The duck has been drinking and eating well.
     
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    I found this:

    https://healththerapy.org/snapping-turtle-bite/

    Sounds like the swelling might be infection related. If that's the case a course of antibiotics might be necessary. I would try a poultry/foul rescue supplement first and see how the next 24 hours go.
     
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  5. lada12

    lada12 In the Brooder

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    Alright thank you
     
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  6. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Crossing the Road

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    How bad is the bleeding? If it is just staining the bandage it is ok, but a heavy bleeding should be stopped asap, think styptic stick or alumn.
    Most important: Keep the wound sterile and give an antibiotics like FishMox (Amoxicillin) to the duck. See video:

    As usual a vet is the best option.
     
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    We have been kepting the wound wrapped and away from dirt and other things in order to keep it clean. It also hasn’t been bleeding through the bandage but just a little bit and it started to scab up a little bit. But thank you
     
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  8. Henriettamom919

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    Well, it sounds like you're doing great so far! Try to keep the duck resting, get some rescue/health supplements into the little quacker and I'm sure there are people on here who can walk you through splinting/wrapping!

    Hang in there! :hugs
     
  9. lada12

    lada12 In the Brooder

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    Alright I will thank you
     

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