Help! My duck has an injured foot!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Jennn27, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. Jennn27

    Jennn27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think my duck was grabbed by a fish or turtle. Part of her webbing was ripped! She is inside right now in a dog kennel. It doesn't look infected, but she can hardly walk.
     
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  2. Adrian Medlicot

    Adrian Medlicot Out Of The Brooder

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    I would take her to the vet if I were you, so the foot doesn't get infected and the problem is solved quickly.

    Hope this helped!
     
  3. Jennn27

    Jennn27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That really isn't an option. There are no poultry vets in my area. I have some Blue Kote and betadine. I can treat the foot with that.
     
  4. Adrian Medlicot

    Adrian Medlicot Out Of The Brooder

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    Also if your duck was bit by a turtle I would be worried of salmonella.
     
  5. Adrian Medlicot

    Adrian Medlicot Out Of The Brooder

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    I´d recommend blue kote since you can´t use betadine on food producing animals, and blue kote would work well with a duck.
     
  6. Jennn27

    Jennn27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She will never be food. She is a pet. I've never heard that, though. I have used betadine on my chickens. Is that something I need to be concerned about? Thank you!
     
  7. Adrian Medlicot

    Adrian Medlicot Out Of The Brooder

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    No Problem! also if nothing has happened to your chickens since you gave them betadime then its nothing to be worried about!
     
  8. Jennn27

    Jennn27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome!
     
  9. SamNBrynn

    SamNBrynn New Egg

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    We just had a mishap with our pet duck breaking it's toes. ALL of them. It could eat and drink, but couldn't even hold itself up. :'( We took a piece of plastic, traced it's foot and used medical tape to tape to it's foot so it could heal properly. Our local wildlife rehab center told us to keep it like this for 2-3 weeks and no swimming in the meantime. It's so sad to watch, but it's been 9 days and it is now holding itself up well, walking and trying to fly back down to the lake! :) Good luck!!
     
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  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Great news about your duck.

    Welcome to BYC @SamNBrynn
     

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