sick duck, antibiotic help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Stamper, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Stamper

    Stamper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my buffs (duck) ended up with a puncture wound over a week ago, I believe she was attacked. I didn't get it cleaned out well at first because I didn't find the puncture itself under all the feathers. I noticed her getting weak a few days ago and started her (a 4 pound duck) on 20mg of Baytril 1x/day. She is still very weak (getting worse) and I can't bring myself to kill her.
    I was considering trying to get a different antibiotic and add that also...
    Has anyone tried that? I thought that Baytril was a broad spectrum antibiotic and should cover it... perhaps I should be dosing her 2x per day???? I don't know! Any advice?


    at this point, the wound itself looks fine, so clearly the infection is systemic now [​IMG]
     
  2. dawg53

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  3. Stamper

    Stamper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you so much. I wish I would have found that post earlier! I tried searching every way I could figure but I couldn't find it. Anyway, I think it's going to be too late at this point, I feel really bad I didn't catch this sooner. She has deteriorated a great deal today and she can't walk now. She's in a cozy corner of the coop and I think she's as comfortable as she can be. If she's still alive in the morning, I'll pick up some pen-g. actually, it sounds like I should have it on hand in any case.
     

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