Injury to 5 day old duckling

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

  1. BIRDGIRL79

    BIRDGIRL79 Chirping

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    It has an open spot on its neck. You can see muscle but it has stopped bleeding. Drinking good.
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    @casportpony has info on how to give meds, helped me so much when I had to give meds to my Runner duck.
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    Can you get a 1 ml syringe?
     
  4. BIRDGIRL79

    BIRDGIRL79 Chirping

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    I have one yes
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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    Do you have a way to grind up a pill?
     
  6. BIRDGIRL79

    BIRDGIRL79 Chirping

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    I'm sure I can figure out a way
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I use a coffee grinder and have also put one into a baggie and used a hammer
     
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  8. casportpony

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    Between two spoons works pretty well.

    If you decide to use it you will want to grind up one pill and mix it with 20 ml of water, stir/snake well, then give 0.24 ml orally twice a day. Refrigerate after making.

    Note that the pills are not water soluble, so the powder will most likely settle quickly. If for some reason it floats, I would not try to use this.
     
  9. BIRDGIRL79

    BIRDGIRL79 Chirping

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    Thank you do much. I may try it this evening. Thanks. I'll post if anything changes
     
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  10. BIRDGIRL79

    BIRDGIRL79 Chirping

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    So the duckling is still alive ! I started the Augmentin Sunday morning. Today was the 4th dose. The swelling had gone down some. It's eye is functioning. Looking good so far!
     
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