Puncture wound on my duck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mtcougar832, May 17, 2010.

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    mtcougar832 Out Of The Brooder

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    I need advice - I have a female Indian Runner duck (1 yr old) who has a puncture wound. I noticed it because there is blood on her side, even though she is not actively bleeding. The wound is under the wing, and seems to go into the body cavity. I only see one puncture. She has been sitting up, but not wanting to walk (at least she was easy to catch).

    Last night the gate was open, and 2 of my 3 runners where outside the yard, in some bushes, the other runner was inside (same section of the fence). I had my son bring the escapees in, so I don't know if the injured one was inside or outside. I have 2 dogs, neither shows interest in the birds, but it is not out of the realm of possibility that this is a dog (or fox) bite. Especially if she was outside the yard.

    So what do I do? I have anti-biotics and probotics on hand, as well as hydrogen peroxide and iodine. But since the wound is so deep, I don't know what to use. The vet is not an option.

    Thanks.
    Amy
     
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    I just found out it was a puncture from the neighbors dog.
     
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    Oops - double post.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2010

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