Limping Indian Runner

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Vickers58, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. Vickers58

    Vickers58 Chirping

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    Our Indian Runner has been limping for the last two days and I was wanting some tips.

    Last night we filled up the bath tub for her to have a deep enough pool to not be able to stand in and she seemed to like that, but I was hoping you guys might have some other tips.

    What is a Epsom salt wrap? Is that different than soaking? and how much should i use?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

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    Hi,

    Epsom salt wrap - dissolve a couple tablespoons of Epsom salt in a third of a cup of warm water in a dish. Soak up the solution with a clean rag or paper towel large enough to wrap around a leg and foot.

    Hold the duck so you are both comfortable, and wrap the leg and foot and sit there for as long as you can stand it ([​IMG]) five minutes is good, fifteen is better.

    Miss Lydia has large bowls or little buckets and just stands the duck in those - but make sure the duck does not drink any of it, it is a laxative.

    Look on the bottom of the feet for swollen nodules. They would look a little different than callouses.
     
  3. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Songster

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    I eyeball the amount of Epsom Salts I use to make a solution, whether for people or ducks. Appx 1/4-1/2cup salt per 1/2 gal of water, I guess. Compress is just soak a cloth or rag in the solution you made, then hold it to the affected area. I honestly prefer compresses in people, but soaks in ducks... Just seems easier for me that way. But I suppose it depends on the area you're treating.
     
  4. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Songster

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    Vickers58 - please follow Amiga's advice. Seems she and I were typing simultaneously. What Amiga she told you is the way to go.
    How's your duck doing now?
     
  5. Vickers58

    Vickers58 Chirping

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    oh gosh i forgot to reply!

    She is doing much better. She seemed to really just need a soak and to stay off of it. Shes doing great now! Thank you all!
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

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