limping duck- how to help him

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TeamChaos, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Songster

    Nov 8, 2009
    I've got a black runner duck from this year's hatch and I'm new to ducks. He's limping- I looked at the pad of his foot and I see one little scab that hasn't gotten better or worse with vetricyn treatment. It does not match the bumblefoot description. He's with three other ducks and two geese and they are all eating game bird food and mixed veggies and greens, no one else has problems so I don't think it's dietary. What else should I check?
     

  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Quote:Do you have him in his own little space right now to let his leg rest? you might also want to do some soaks in somw warm epsom salt water a couple times a day. Just don't let him drink it.[laxative]. But he could still benefit from some brewers yeast sprinkled on his food, wouldn't hurt.
     
  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Do you have him in his own little space right now to let his leg rest? you might also want to do some soaks in somw warm epsom salt water a couple times a day. Just don't let him drink it.[laxative]. But he could still benefit from some brewers yeast sprinkled on his food, wouldn't hurt.

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