Pekin Duck Club!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DenverDucky, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. maddylosier

    maddylosier Out Of The Brooder

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    I tried to give her a warm bath yesterday and get the scabs off but I just can't do it. I know it hurts her and it's not coming off very easy.

     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would dab the scabs with antibiotic cream - no pain relief (they can be toxic to ducks I am told).
     
  3. maddylosier

    maddylosier Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok that's what I've been doing. So, as u can see. Her eye is definently infected. Yay for me. Called the avian vet and it's going to be at least 100 if I take her in. I don't know what to do. [​IMG]
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    I'm sorry I know this has been between you an Amiga but I think I'd get her on an antibiotic and also get some Veterycin spray.
     
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  5. maddylosier

    maddylosier Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm sorry I know this has bee between you an Amiga but I think I'd get her on an antibiotic and also get some Veterycin spray.
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    Alright thanks. I do have her on a little antibiotic. I'll try to find some veterycin spray. Also might try using some prescription eye drops. I assume since I use them in my eye it'll be ok in here's in a super small amount. Maybe one drop a day. If I'm terribly wrong let me know. :)
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    There are antibiotic eye drops, and oral antibiotic as well makes sense.

    I always welcome other voices and experience on any thread - this is best when we have a group effort, offering our best ideas to the person who needs to sort through the ideas and use what they know and feel to be best.

    Could you share how much of what kind of antibiotic you are using? Not a requirement. I am interested in what people use and how well it works.

    She definitely needs help with that wound.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    The eye looks like it needs special attention also, the Veterycin spray can be used on any part of the face and is especially good for wounds and infection but I feel she may need something on the inside as well. but there again we're not vets. I know it's very expensive to take one in, and I don't feel that giving an antibiotic is going to kill her and my just get her over this before it gets really bad. try the Dura10 that Amiga gave you the info from another member since I think you said you already had it. Be sure to pick up a probiotic to give to her while treating her. http://vetericyn.com/ TSC carries Veterycin spray her eyes at least 2-3X a day to start with and clip the feathers away from her wound then spray the Veterycin on her wounds too.
     
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  8. 3acres

    3acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very sorry to see that has happened to your duck, maddylosier!!! I really hope she heals fast!
     
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  9. 3acres

    3acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Those are EXCELLENT pictures 3acres. So clear and beautiful it really captures them well.
     

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