Injury to 5 day old duckling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by BIRDGIRL79, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    @BIRDGIRL79 can you post pics @casportpony is very good at helping with injuries and the fact the little one has made it this far says a lot even when tiny they are tough little critter. I commend you for giving it every chance.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

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  3. BIRDGIRL79

    BIRDGIRL79 Chirping

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  4. BIRDGIRL79

    BIRDGIRL79 Chirping

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    Seems to be in better condition today. Less active than the other duckling but doesn't appear to be in a lot of pain. I'm trying to keep the stress it experiences to a minimum. As long as it has the will to live I'll keep trying to help it. If it's just suffering I will let it go.
     
  5. MaransMarion

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    Try natural remedies, added topically and to its water.
    Natural honey is good for wound healing, and good for delayed shock... add some diluted in some warm water to its drinking water.
    Also, bathe the wound with a dilute solution of salt and first aid style disinfectant... before applying that honey.
    Manukau Honey is used on wounds for human patients, when they don't heal the conventional way re antibiotics.
    Hope this helps.
    (Shock and infection can be helped by honey.) Home remedy with 1000 of years use.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    And keep the duckling inside away from flies or maggots will be a problem.
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    How many mg?
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    That’s great, of course the little one was in shock. When my friend took her duck to the vet with an infection she did recommend Manuka honey and an antibiotic but I don’t think it will work for around the eye. I could be wrong though just never heard of using it around the eye.
     
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  9. BIRDGIRL79

    BIRDGIRL79 Chirping

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    875 mg
     
  10. casportpony

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    And how much does the duckling weigh?
     

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