Punctured lung on duck

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dirtyduckfarmr, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. dirtyduckfarmr

    dirtyduckfarmr New Egg

    Nov 7, 2016
    New to the forum although I have read a lot of Great advice!
    Well 2 days ago a dog got a hold of my 12 week old blue Swedish duck and punctured underneath her right side wing! She didn't move and was bleeding from her mouth and gargling the blood. You can tell her right lung completely collapsed. Called the vet and explained situation and they gave me instructions on euthanasia. I wanted to see what direction she'd go. I cleansed the puncture and tried to prop her up to drain blood so it wouldn't drown out her lung. Well, the bleeding stopped and she has perked up, She's drinking but not eating. My concern is infection besides basic wound care I'm concerned with her teal green poop! This is bew without change in diet. I sent my hubby to get some duramycine. Is there anything else to do? Does anyone if lungs heal? She is in the quiete warm duck hospital inside so keeping all sterile...
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2016
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Maybe it's NOT the same with chickens but, both my uncle and cousin had collapsed lungs from smoking. The doctors didn't euthanize them. I don't recall how it was treated but they both recovered and were told NOT to smoke again . My dad quit smoking cold turkey. My cousin went back to smoking like a chimney - he did not have a good outcome.

    Smoking isn't the only reason for a collapsed lung, like your duck it can be from a puncture. Have you posted in full detail at "Emergencies, diseases, injuries, cures," thread??

    They may be able to help you. Just realize if you go off line, you will never seen replies from them. I hope he will be okay. Puncture wounds can be infected and need antibiotics.
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, dirtyduckfarmr, and :welcome. Happy you joined us but sorry to hear about your duck. Hope the folks in the medical forum can help you out. Best wishes! :)
  5. Edward Charette

    Edward Charette Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 8, 2016
    Keep monitoring her beak, oral cavity, eyes, ears and head. The puncture wound by a dog tooth may seal over quickly and look innocuous but can produce bacteria inside.Therefore careful triage is essential.
  6. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic Premium Member

    May 22, 2013
    Serving Jesus
    My Coop
    Hi and [​IMG] I am very sorry to hear about your duck [​IMG] I don't know anything about ducks so I'll let the folks in the duck forum take care of that! I hope you enjoy BYC and best of luck!
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I'm so sorry about your duck though. :( I wrote an article about wound care, it may help you a bit, I wrote wound care for chickens, but it will work fine for either. Here's the link: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/wound-care-for-chickens. Good luck, and enjoy BYC!
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

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