Neck Wound: Please advise! (pic might be semi-graphic to some.)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by QuackerJackFarms, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was talking to some of my friends about this on another thread.. However, I want to go ahead and post this here to see what other advice I get.

    Beaker was attacked today by my adult duck. Beaker is probably a couple months old maybe not quite 3.. almost fully feathered..

    So here is the wound: And I would like some advice on how to treat. Also if I can give some baby aspirin for pain? She is clearly hurting.

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    I bandaged it with salve and she is sleeping in my kitchen in a dark warm place. I have noticed she is shivering a little. Which I find odd.



    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's just amazing to me the amount of damage one duck can cause in literally a matter of minutes. I had JUST checked on them not 5 minutes before this happened.
     
  3. geepy

    geepy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd apply neosporin. Keep the wound clean.
     
  4. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    The shivering may be a reaction to pain, or shock.
    It looks like you have done the best you can do...missing skin there.
    Keep it covered with the neosporin, a bandage may heal into the skin.
    The baby aspirin sounds good.
    Good luck!
     
  5. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the responses everyone. I was afraid of the shivering being a little shock. My poor little Beaker. Anyone know how much aspirin I could give her?
     
  6. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And out of curiosity, is this a pretty bad wound? I guess I'm waiting for someone to say, "I've seen worse, she'll be okay." Lol.
     
  7. Elite Silkies

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    One full strength adult aspirin per gallon of water. I would dissolve it in hot water first then add it to cool water. If you can keep her pain down and apply an antibiotic cream she should be okay. Make sure the antibiotic cream does not contain any pain relievers.
     
  8. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks Elite.
     
  9. galgo98

    galgo98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OUCH! In wounds like that for dogs and cats, I've seen gauze, vaseline, and sugar bandages used. Even with all of the specialty salves/burn creams/etc out there, these basic items work the best!! I've seen some pretty ugly cat wounds heal with these bandages and oral antibiotics. I would think if you bandage it, you definitely want to keep the bandage "wet" with some sort of salve, neosporin, vaseline, etc... to keep it from sticking to the open wound. Clean the wound first with very dilute betadine, chlorhexidine, or any other type of disinfectant, avoid hydrogen peroxide if possible. Hopefully, this will help until someone with more duck experience comes to the rescue!
     
  10. QuackerJackFarms

    QuackerJackFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks Galgo. Ouch is right. [​IMG]
     

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