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Swollen duck toe

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by austroberta, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. austroberta

    austroberta Chirping

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    I noticed my duck was limping and sitting down a lot 2 days ago. I took her to the vet yesterday and the vet discovered a swelling on her left foot. There was no scar, so she said it wasn't bumblefoot and she took x-rays, and didn't see any infection in the joint or the bone. Has anyone out there experienced this. The vet recommended that I keep her to a confined area, which she's been in today and Nsaids. Has anyone seen something like this on their ducks?

    She's eating and drinking fine, laying eggs and seems to be walking, although with an almost undetectable limp. I don't see that she's sitting a whole lot either. I see her standing a lot.

    If anyone can offer any insight, I'd be grateful. I've taken a photo. Please excuse the bad photo. The model wouldn't stay still!
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    You forgot the model? lol

    @TearDucks has had a duck with a swollen toe.
     
  3. austroberta

    austroberta Chirping

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    I did! Sorry
     

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    austroberta Chirping

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    I forgot to mention that the swelling is not hot to the touch.
     
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  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Are you soaking her foot in warm Epsom salt water? @austroberta
     
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  6. austroberta

    austroberta Chirping

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    I did so last night, for 3 minutes. I wrapped her in a towel, held her tight and sang to her while my husband kept her foot in the water. I also put turmeric in her drinking water, along with ACV, but who knows how much she got inside of her. She's still eating, drinking and laying fine, but she and her sister are really sick of being in that pen all day. (I only have 2 ducks left, so one has to accompany the other.) Does anyone know of any duck games so they don't die of boredom?
     
  7. TearDucks

    TearDucks Songster

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    Mud puddles make them mud puddles :lau no duck can refuse a muddy mess... hours of fun:love
     
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  8. austroberta

    austroberta Chirping

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    Ha! Ha! I know that they gravitate to puddles of water like bees to honey. Problem is that her in CA it's so dry that the puddle lasts for 5 minutes.

    I've been bringing them trays of dirt with red wrigglers and bugs buried inside. That lasts for a bit, but then they want more again.
     
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  9. Kristine Roegner

    Kristine Roegner In the Brooder

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    It seems bumble foot is the case. Don’t worry it is not fatal and can Be treated. First of all make sure she is in a very clean inviorment and her cage is cleaned regularly. But she should be fine.❤️❤️
     
  10. Kristine Roegner

    Kristine Roegner In the Brooder

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    Also try dipping her foot in epsom salt and then use some neospornim sure she’s a wonderful pet❤️
     

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