- Jun 14, 2016
Hi all my 14 wk duck Asher has an infection. He got a fish hook caught in the skin of his right leg. He was limping around, which caught my attention. I removed the hook, cleaned the wound, applied blue kote, and I restricted his movement for 2 days. I've watched closely, and his leg is swollen, and warm. After alot of research I decided to try Tylan 50. After researching the BYC website it seemed Tylan 50, would be a better option than Tylan 200 as it maybe to strong. started him on it yesterday, he is barely putting weight on it, before he just stood on one leg. I have him alone, in a quite space. He's not eating as much as he normally would, seems to be drinking ok. He is very lively during bathtime. Unfortunately the vet is not an option according to my husband. I am giving it orally, as I've never done an injection on a duck. I know you rarely want to give antibiotics to a duck, but his leg kept swelling. The swelling doesn't seem to be going down. Any other advice???