Snake biten!! Please help!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by EaglesPoint, May 31, 2010.

  1. EaglesPoint

    EaglesPoint Out Of The Brooder

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    Good Morning!!
    Im in the need for a little information. I have a duckling who was bitten by a snake. She has a little swellen and is limping on her foot. Is there a injection I could give her or something I can do to help her.
     
  2. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    Was the snake venemous? How many teeth marks are there on the duckling? If just two, it was venemous, if there are several marks, it was non-venemous. If the snake was venomous, the duckling needs a vet. If not, just keep an eye on it, and she should be fine. Poor baby. NO ice on a snake bite!
     
  3. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    I don't think is was venomous, since the duckling seem to be otherwise ok. Besides that there is not much that can be done if it was venomous either. Just keep an eye on it and hope it will recover fast. Give it some vitamin/electrolyte water with a little bit sugar in it. This will reduce the stress on the poor little thing.
    Katharina
     
  4. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    If the legs swells up or the swelling travels to other points of the body, the snake was venomous. Most snake venom (pit viper) will "eat" or destroy tissue. Without a vet, it is unlikely a baby bird would live thru that. Watch the swelling, if it gets bigger, take her to the vet if you can.
     
  5. Moabite

    Moabite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Antibiotics if nonvenomous, If it was a water-moccasin: I heard that zapping the bite site with a stun gun might work. I'd try it if it was on myself.
     
  6. EaglesPoint

    EaglesPoint Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm gonna say it was a water-moccasin, she's seems to be in good health just not walking very well on her foot. Thanks so must for y'alls help!
     

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