My duck has a hole in its foot

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ancona Ducks, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. Ancona Ducks

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    Just found out that my ancona duck has a hole in her foot. I am assuming she stepped on some thing sharp
     
  2. Ancona Ducks

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    What is the best thing to do ?
     
  3. Krazyquilts

    Krazyquilts Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Would it be possible for you to post a picture of it?
     
  4. Ancona Ducks

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  5. Ancona Ducks

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    Heres a picture
     
  6. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    If it's not bleeding there's not much you can do.
     
  7. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah it doesnt look bad. Must have healed up no problem. So thats good! Im guessing it happened a while ago:)
     
  8. Ancona Ducks

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    Thanks for the help. Great advice
     
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  9. Vyctoria

    Vyctoria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny, I just found out yesterday that my WH has the same thing, a bit bigger than this actually. She's also pigeon toed on one leg though, so she's a bit clumsy and probably snagged it on something.
     
  10. MandyJ

    MandyJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Pekin duck has a hole in the pad part of the underneath side of the foot. It looks like a tiny hole with an area around it about the size of a dime that is swollen. The little hole was brown so I thought it might be a sticker. I soaked her foot in Epson salts for about 30 minutes then looked at it again. It was cleaner but didn't seem any better. I was able to clean the hole out with a needle (can't believe that duck sat still for all this!!) and got a little puss out but not enough to make up that much swelling. I cleaned it again, put Neosporin on it (without pain relief) and put a bandaid on her foot. I'll look again tomorrow.

    My husband thinks that the area needs to be lanced, what do ya'll think?

    Thanks for any advice.

    Mandy
     

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