My muscovies have just learned they can fly and as I live among cane fields the grass just looks so much greener (and taller) on the other side of the fence. A neighbour found one of the ducks hiding under her car. It has been attacked, probably by a dog. The bird has several deep puncture wounds to the chest and back. The worst is under the chest where the skin has been torn in a patch about 2cm (an inch) in diameter. This is quite deep in the centre and bleeds a lot. There is another puncture to the back just above the tail, this one goes very deep into the soft tissue, and a third a little higher up on the back towards the top joint of the leg. This last wound is a puncture but not as deep or wide as the other wounds. There may be other small wounds but I could not see clearly through the feathers and blood. I bathed the wounds with warm salty water, then covered them in an antiseptic cream I had in my medicine chest (ie one for people). I folded up some Chux cloths (the kind of material used for nappy liners and household cleaning cloths) and placed these against the wounds then tied another one around the duck's body as a bandage holding the others in place. I put an old towel in a large plastic laundry basket, placed another chux cloth on top of this (for ease of changing as nature calls) and placed the bird in the basket with a small container of water with honey and a little plain yoghurt dissolved in it. I put the basket on the verandah where the duck could see his/her (still don't know which) brothers and sisters in the yard, and kept him/her quiet for the rest of the day. The chest wound bled profusely yesterday, and I half expected the bird to die, either of blood loss or shock. Overnight the duck slept in the basket which I brought into the laundry inside the house. I kept the screen door closed and locked but left the back door open to give the bird fresh air (it's spring and I'm in the tropics) as I didn't want the bird to overheat in a closed laundry while bundled up in towels and cloths. This morning the duck seems bright enough. I cleaned out the basket and put in a fresh towel and cloth. He/she is drinking but still not eating. I tried to coax him/her with some lettuce (their favourite treat) and some wheat bix in water (another favourite). The bird wouldn't take either but did take fresh water and honey. I put in a second container with honey and yoghurt thinned with a little water of which he/she does take a sip every now and then. While I had the bird out of the basket, I disinfected the bathroom handbasin then filled it with salty tepid water. I placed the duck in the handbasin and let him/her float while I bathed the wounds on the bird's back. I was able to clean the wounds more thoroughly this morning by immersing the bird, and I thought this would also attend to any hidden wounds that I have not found. Yesterday I bathed the main wounds by dabbing with cotton balls but did not feel this to be a thorough enough cleaning. However, my main aim yesterday was to stop the bleeding. This morning as soon as I noticed the wound on the bird's chest start to bleed again (the water turned pink) I gently lifted him/her out of the basin and sat the bird on a towel to dry. Again I got out the antiseptic ointment and put this onto all wounds I could see, folded up chux cloths to cover the wounds and then bound the bird up in a crepe bandage to hold the cloths in place. I bandaged over the wings just a little to keep the bird relatively imobilised. The less movement the better at the moment or the chest wound starts bleeding again. The duck is back in the basket out on the front verandah resting for the day. A vet is not available. How does my first aid sound? Is there anything else I should be doing, or anything I should not be doing? Your advice and expertise would be greatly appreciated.