Pekin with a cut on his foot

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by suebowers, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. suebowers

    suebowers New Egg

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    I have a young Pekin drake who has a cut on the bottom of his foot.
    You can tell that it is quite painful for him. For he stands with the foot up in the air
    and is limping when he walks. I looked at it and it seems to be a clean cut.
    What if anything can I do for him. I don't want it to get infected.
    BTW I have no idea how he cut himself.
     
  2. TOP KNOT

    TOP KNOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would spray it with blue kote to kill any germs. Is it a deep cut? If kept clean (out of the muck where ducks like to be..Ha!) and if you hit it with the blue kote I would think it would heal just fine.
     
  3. suebowers

    suebowers New Egg

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    I was wondering about Blue Kote. I will try that.
    The cut looks to be about 1/8" deep. Thanks for your help.
     
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    TOP KNOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That doesn't sound deep to us, but to him thats pretty deep! I am assuming that its in the pad of his foot. Blue kote should work fine. That stuff is wonderful. Vetericyn is also good for healing. It oxegenates the area for faster healing- although its pricey. Good luck
     
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