New Member, duck help

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Toothless, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. Toothless

    Toothless In the Brooder

    Feb 25, 2016
    So we have one duck, a mallard, who just turned a year old. Was going to buy more this coming month but a week ago this baby got bit by a dog. [​IMG]The vet can't see him until Monday and I think he needs anabiotic's like now .

    The dog bite happened a week ago (Feb 20th) he can't walk on it, just started eating again 3days after the bite. Has green poop, beak is warm,now these "blisters" are forming .....

    I have been giving him a warm bath, twice a day, with a little Epsom salt ,cleaning it with hydrogen peroxide and Neosporin .

    I'm going to Tractors Supply tomorrow and trying to figure out what to get to help this poor baby. My children love this duck!

    Thanks for all help!


  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockwit Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. I hope that you duck gets better soon! If you haven't already, you may wish to check out the Learning Centre and your state thread.

    All the best
  3. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Last edited: Feb 25, 2016
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Sorry I'm no help but, looks like it is getting infected. If you can locate MissLydia (user name) on here, she is fantastic with Ducks- a very helpful and concerned person. You may be able to find her by putting her user name in the search box.

  5. Where is the initial wound located? Get some vetericyn from the tsc tomorrow and start using it instead of the peroxide and neosporin. Also if you don't have something like nutridrench for the water you should pick that up too. I not certain about what antibiotics you may need. @casportpony is a med guru maybe she can help. Good luck.
  6. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Sorry your duck was hurt, it does sound like the wound is infected. You can reach misslydia and casportpony by sending them a Private Message. The PM link is at the top right of your screen, next to your member name. Click on the PM link, a message box will open where you can type in their member names, fill in the subject line and then type the message (including the photos will be helpful), then hit Submit.

    Good luck to you and your duck, hope things get better soon.
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

  8. Toothless

    Toothless In the Brooder

    Feb 25, 2016

    cuddles, was very popular at the vet office today!!! Lol even got some crackers and water ! Lol The vet did give him pain medicine that would last about 24 hours, she said I can come back every other or every two days if needed. she kept me on the anabiotic I got from TSC, do .2cc every day for the next 10 days . She said I've been doing a really good job he looks over all really healthy , she's not sure if it's broken or if the infection inflamed his joint and just got a very stiff leg . To give him a warm bath with Epsom salt in it and allow him to soak twice a day to get him to move his leg.

    Over all a great visit.

    She said there wasn't enough breastmeat so to put the injection on his thigh and alternate legs!

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