Laura szarkowicz

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We found our duck by the pond in the morning and he was all bloody. He let us just walk right up to him and pick him up. We found that it appears his foot may have been attacked by a snapping turtle. One of his little toes are broken and the bleeding did stop. We have soaked his foot in epsom salt, rinsed with peroxide, put a small amount of neosporin on and wrapped with gauze and waterproof tape. His bandages get changed once a day along with an epsom salt soak. Does anyone have any other ideas we coud or should do? Should we use antibiotics? Vet is not an option. He still eats, drinks and cleans. He is currently placed in a "hospital pin" in the garage with clean water, food and his favorite snack: watermelon.
 

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Laura szarkowicz

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Day three! Yesterday after his epsom salt soak we applied blu-kote for the first time and it was starting to look swollen so we started him on a small amount of antibiotics we had left over. He only stands on it when the other ducks come in the garage to see him and any other time he kind of gimps. I'm a little worked of he'll be able to walk or if it's even healing right.
 

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It's def swollen, good thing to keep soaking, apply blue kote and give him some antibiotics I am sure bacteria had to be in that turtles mouth. The foot may never be normal but he should be able to get around as long as you can get him over the initial bite.
 

Laura szarkowicz

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Do you happen you know the dosage for antibiotics for ducks? I currently have left over cephlexin 500mg caps that I've been sprinkling a small amount on some dried mealworms so he'll eat it. Is there anything else/better?
 

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