Hurt Duck - Graphic Images

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Bee, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Bee

    Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know, it is my fault, since I am the one who forgot to close them up for the night. I've told and retold myself (and being told, I am human, bound to forget sometimes, does not help my guilt). All that aside...

    Early morning (before daylight) a racoon got hold of the hen's neck, ripping off feathers and skin off. She still has skin and feathers on the front of her neck. I did hear the ruckus, and went out the back door yelling, which is probably what scared the coon off before killing her. She came to me, jabbering away about it all and squatted at my feet so I could pick her up.

    I put her in the bathtub while I could get some items together...

    Mist spay bottle with warm water to clear any debris off of wound area.

    Antibiotic ointment

    Gauze pads and roll

    Scissors

    Stretchy tube thingy, kinda like the top of a tube sock but thinner material

    (While getting the supplies together, I cried... but didn't while tending the hen to try keeping her calm)

    She is a very good patient. Bleeding wounds the first time I clean and bandaged. Barely any, dried, on it at removal. None, the third time. I've changed the dressing three times, and will again, twice a day, as long as needed.

    I would normally cull, but as I said she is my favorite, so I am going to try and help.

    I have her in an inside cage (old rabbit cage), sitting on my washer. She can see out the window and isn't in a major traffic area of the house. She is drinking and eating lightly (compared to her normal eating habits). She also laid an egg today... later in the day then normal. I do not see any signs that would make me think she is in shock).

    What I need to know, is what else I should do for her and any thoughts on when it would be okay to put her back outside with the flock.

    Picture of first bandage before removing
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    I did let her bath in the bathtub (yes, I cleaned it before and after her use) so she could wash off blood and soak the bandage for easy removal.

    Pictures of second bandage before removal
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    Two pictures and both have my finger in the way....

    I could take a picture of the wound area, if anyone wants to see for helping with what more I should do.
     
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  2. Lute

    Lute Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She sounds like she's going to be fine to me. I would wait to put her out with the flock for at least a few more days.
     
  3. Tahai

    Tahai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Vitamins, if you're not already giving them. I like the tubes. Where did you get them from?
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Looks like you are doing what you can so far . . .

    I would not mind photo's of the wound as it heals, if you are willing (might edit your title to add "graphic").

    Vitamins, electrolytes, probiotics, anything to boost her system in general. Maybe some apple cider vinegar in water (a tablespoon in a couple of cups, for a tonic) perhaps.
     
  5. dukzzz

    dukzzz Out Of The Brooder

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    might want to put some antibiotics in her water just in case. hope she keeps doing well
     
  6. Bee

    Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This does not say DUCKS on the package. Does anyone know if it is okay to use? If so, how much do I use?

    Package says...

    AGRI LABORATORIES LTD.
    20927 STATE ROUTE K, P.O. BOX 3103 (64503), ST. JOSEPH, MO, 64505
    VITAMINS & ELECTROLYTES “PLUS”
    Telephone: 816-233-9533
    Order Desk: 800-542-8916
    Fax: 816-233-9546
    Website: www.agrilabs.com
    Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information published. However, it remains the
    responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the US product label
    or package insert.
    AgriLabs
    Water Soluble Powder
    Vitamins-Electrolytes-Microbes and Acidifiers
    Designed for use in Cattle, Swine, Sheep, Horses, Ruminants, Poultry, and Turkeys during periods of stress or reduced feed intake.
    INGREDIENTS: Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex
    (source of Vitamin K activity), Niacin Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic
    Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Chloride, Potassium
    Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Iron Sulfate Monohydrate, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Dried Streptococcus Facium, Dextrose.
    DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
    DRINKING WATER: Mix contents of this pouch (4 oz.) in 128 gallons of water.
    FOR AUTOMATIC PROPORTIONS: Mix contents of this pouch (4 oz.) in one gallon of water to prepare a stock solution. Set the
    proportioner to deliver one (1) fluid ounce of stock solution per gallon of drinking water. Prepare fresh stock solution daily.
    FEED USE: Mix contents of this pouch (4 oz.) per 500 lbs. of complete feed.
    PROVIDE FOR 3-5 DAYS. DOSAGE MAY BE REPEATED WHENEVER NEEDED.
    For Animal and Poultry Use Only
    Keep Out of Reach of Children
    Manufactured for: Agri Laboratories, Ltd., St. Joseph, MO 64503
    NAC No.: 10581242
    Specifications: per 4 oz. per lb.
    Vitamin A (IU MIN) 2,500,000 10,000,000
    Vitamin D3 (IU MIN) 1,000,000 4,000,000
    Vitamin E (IU MIN) 2,000 8,000
    Riboflavin (MG MIN) 750 3,000
    d pantothenic Acid (MG MIN) 2,000 8,000
    Folic Acid (MG MIN) 125 500
    Thiamine Mononitrate (MG MIN) 375 1,500
    Niacinamide (MG MIN) 5,000 20,000
    Pyridoxine HCL (MG MIN) 300 1,200
    Ascorbic Acid (MG MIN) 3,750 15,000
    Vitamin B-12 (MG MIN) 2.5 10
    Menadione (MG MIN) 1,000 4,000
    Salt 11.0% (MIN) 13.2% (MAX)
    Sodium 4.7% (MIN)
    Potassium 3.8% (MIN)
    Magnesium 0.26% (MIN)
    INGREDIENTS: Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Niacin Supplement, riboflavin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, folic acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Citric Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Iron Sulfate Monohydrate, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Dried Streptococcus Facium, Dextrose.
    DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
    DRINKING WATER: Mix contents of this pouch (4oz.) in 128 gallons of water.
    FOR AUTOMATIC PROPORTIONS: Mix contents of this pouch (4oz.) in on gallon of water to prepare a stock solution. Set the porportioner to deliver on (1) fluid ounce of stock solution per gallon of drinking water. Prepare fresh stock solution daily.
    FEED USE: Mix contents of this pouch (4oz.) per 500 lbs. of complete feed.
    PROVIDE FOR 3-5 DAYS. DOSAGE MAY BE REPEATED WHENEVER NEEDED.
    For animal and Poultry Use Only
    Keep Out of Reach of Children
    Manufactured for : Agri Laboratories, Ltd., St. Joseph, MO 64503
    NET WEIGHT Code:
    40 oz. 9250-301/A-1 Iss: 805
     
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  7. Bee

    Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, the Feed store said to NOT use the Blue-Kote on open/deep wounds, since it is made to dry out. Leave an open wound open till it closes itself.

    Does anyone who has used Blue-Kote before, agree?
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I have used blue kote many times but not on a deep wound, but I do like to use Vetericyn spray. as for the electrolytes I woulds think it would be okay to use for ducks I use save a chick and nutridrench for ducklings which is probably pretty close to what you have here. .
     
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  9. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    What you describe sure sounds like what I gave the ducks till I ran out and switched to nutri drench.

    .... I just did a search on the image for that product, and it is what I used . . . I like it.
     
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  10. galgo98

    galgo98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would avoid the blu kote also. Large, open wounds tend to heal better if kept moist, not dried out. If you are having problems with the wound drying out and the bandage sticking, gauze coated with vaseline works well.

    Good luck, and keep us posted!
    Very cute duck!
     

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