Large wound on ducks leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Whits End, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. Whits End

    Whits End In the Brooder

    Sep 12, 2014
    She caught her leg on the side of some tin and slicked it open, pretty much shaved all the skin off, what first aid can I give her?
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Clean the wound with some warm, soapy water. Then, apply some antibiotic ointment that contains no "caine" or "cain" ingredients (those are harmful to poultry). You might also consider using some gauze or vet-wrap to loosely bandage the leg and keep the wound clean. Most wounds heal just fine unbandaged, though.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2014
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