Injured duck

Sonny Acres

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Sep 29, 2019
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I have recently moved my daughters ducks and chickens to my house. One of her ducks was injured by her three siblings. She worked with her and had her back to normal and just prior to me getting them they hurt her again. I’ve been doing all the things that worked before. She is isolated from the others but can still see them. She has her own pool plus I use a large pool to have her do extra swimming to strengthen her legs and try to have her follow me around the yard. I had noticed she didn’t want to stay in the water and she looked like she was shivering and today when I picked her up I felt her legs and the one she’s barely using is warm. I work in the human medical field so that tells me she has an infection but where and what kind? What is causing the lameness and what can I do to help her? Thank you.
 

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I believe she has a cut somewhere under all those feathers. Just remember if you go for Neosporin to not use any with painkiller in it. Epsom salt and typical wound care.
If you need an antibiotic, you’ll need a prescription for most.
 

Sonny Acres

In the Brooder
Sep 29, 2019
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I believe she has a cut somewhere under all those feathers. Just remember if you go for Neosporin to not use any with painkiller in it. Epsom salt and typical wound care.
If you need an antibiotic, you’ll need a prescription for most.

While I had her in a dish pan of warm water and ES I lifted her right wing and found what you see in the pictures. She doesn't mind me touching her right foot at all. I dont feel anything out of place, it doesn't appear to be swollen either. My daughter did just tell me she's always kind of walked with a limp since birth which could explain why they continued to attack her. Do you think the issues could be coming from the injury to her wing? Neosporin on it? I tried to have rest the wing in the ES water but she was not fond of that at all.
 

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