Injured duck from animal attack, help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Michelle 0831, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. Michelle 0831

    Michelle 0831 Out Of The Brooder

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    My female Mallard was attacked and had most all of her tail feathers and some tail chewed off. She also suffered a broken leg. I took her to vet and he cleaned up wounds and trimmed feathers away...and bound up hurt leg. She has meds. Is there anything else I could do for her? She is staying in her crate inside the house. Soo traumatized. Poor girl!! Will get rear end grow back? What can I do for her leg?
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did they give her pain meds? Did they say the leg would heal? The tail feathers should very much grow back in due time :)
     
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  3. Michelle 0831

    Michelle 0831 Out Of The Brooder

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    She has pain meds and antibiotics.
     
  4. Michelle 0831

    Michelle 0831 Out Of The Brooder

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    The vet was talking about surgery for the leg but I'm already in for alot of dough. Is there a more realistic option? It's all bound up like a cast right now.
     
  5. BantyChooks

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    How bad is it broken? I have had broken legs in poultry heal nicely after 6 weeks splinted. Did you get x-rays?
     
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  6. Michelle 0831

    Michelle 0831 Out Of The Brooder

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    No x-rays. He was thinking put down. But I seen chickens recover from worse attacks...so I nursing. She ate a little and still drinking. I'm not giving up! She moving around and preening. Don't think vet has much experience with poultry. I could splint myself. But I will take her back and see what he can do. Really wonder if her rear can grow back. She lost ALOT!
     
  7. BantyChooks

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    Pics? I've seen them regrow incredible amounts of flesh.

    Eating and drinking are terrific signs.
     
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  8. Michelle 0831

    Michelle 0831 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][/IMG]I'm putting a topical on the raw flesh. Looks horrible! But the oil gland and parts are still there...so raw! Poor girl!
     
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  9. BantyChooks

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    Poor baby. Definitely doesn't look fatal, I've seen much worse cases that lived.
    Can she poop?
     
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  10. Michelle 0831

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