I need help!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Spyderk117, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Mom's puppy attacked my drake Pippin! He has a lot of broken feathers and bloody skin.
    Should I give him Baytril?
    Here is a picture.
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  2. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Bills vs Beaks

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    Oh no!!! Do you have vetericyn?
     
  4. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I don't, my Mom is out and she could get some.
     
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    Dont do this until a more knowledgeable person confirms it. But heres what I would do. Cut down all the feathers around the wound so you can see exactly whats happening. Disinfect it (vetricyn and betadine are my go tos). Then make a bandage and wrap him up. Does he have any broken bones?
     
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    K good. Do you have betadine (iodine ointment)? Thats just under his neck right? How deep is it?
     
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  7. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. No he doesn't have any broken bones. Thankfully!
     
  8. casportpony

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    Is the crop damaged? Watch when he drinks and see if anything comes out. Did you say your mom works at a vet clinic? If he were mine I would carefully pluck the feathers 1/4" away from the wound edges (pluck in direction they grow to avoid further tearing of skin). Once plucked, I would flush the wound with saline, and maybe chlorhexidine. I would *not* give Baytril.
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    I prefer plucking the feathers back.

    Also look for more wounds, because usually there's more than one.
     
  10. Spyderk117

    Spyderk117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will check. Yes I did.
    Okay!
     

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