Hurt Mallard

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by codeman, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. codeman

    codeman Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 11, 2008
    Please help....something attacked my mallard ducks...had 7 and now there are only 3 left. One of the survivors is not walking on its leg. He won't put weight on it..when he hops his bad leg just hangs there. I tried to feel if I felt a break but nothing. What do I do?

    Thank you in advance for your help.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    She's probably in shock right now. So to start off I'd make sure she has no wounds, if so clean them up, put on something like neosporin, and let him rest in a dark place for a day to make sure he eats and drinks. Other than that, might have to see if you can't make a sling and if it get's better. If it's some internal damage, might not be able to recover. Good luck. Perhaps others have better ideas.

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