injured rouen duckling

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by janee2678, May 26, 2011.

  1. janee2678

    janee2678 New Egg

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    My 5 week old 1.5 lb rouen duck has been injured severely on his leg and web. Today I noticed fever in his leg, so now I'm sure he needs antibiotics, but I don't know where I should inject them. Could someone please give me instructions? Also, I think that judging by his weight he should be given 1cc of Norocillin (penicillin G procaine) daily for 7 days. Please share your thoughts.
     
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  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    He can be given the injection in his thigh or the breast.
    If you choose to inject into the breast, find the keel bone(bone that runs the center of the chest) and fall off on either side. Find the thickest part of the breast and inject the PenG at an angle.
    Sure hope he does OK for you!
     
  3. janee2678

    janee2678 New Egg

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    Thank you:) Do you think I am correct on the dosing?
     

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