Swollen foot on duck, can't bare weight

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by GarnerZoo, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. GarnerZoo

    GarnerZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my ducks, dave, couldnt even walk in for the night yesterday. His foot was extremely swollen, had a little cut on the bottom. I'm assuming it got infected ? But it swelled up so fast, the cut was still bleeding a little, that could it be something else? He can't bare weight on it and he's been laying in the kennel ever since we brought him in last night.
    Called down to our regular vet and we've been soaking his foot in warm Epson salt a few times today. If it's not better tomorrow I'll make the 40 minutes drive to the closest bird vet we have..but is there anything I can do in the mean time? Or any ideas of what it might be? For it to have swelled so fast? Or is that normal? It's hardly a cut and I know he's cut his foot before without it swelling. Thanks all.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Did you look to see if something could be in the cut? Epsom salt soaks and keeping him on crate rest for now but if swelled up that fast I think i would take him to the vet.
     
  3. GarnerZoo

    GarnerZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I couldn't see anything in the cut when I looked last night, and I check it when I do the Epson salt baths and still nothing. I plan on taking him to the vet tomorrow hopefully. Is it possible for ducks to sprain their ankles? We've got puppies that don't usually ever bother the ducks but sometimes my ducks think they're going to attack and my male chases the pups around, I'm maybe wondering if the puppy thought that meant play and chased my duck back and he hurt it then?
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Yes I can see puppy thinking duck is wanting to play and getting rough with duck. They can get sprains and breaks too. So in your case I think a vet would be wise to make sure there isn't something going on more than a sprain or small cut. Let us know how it goes. @GarnerZoo
     
  5. GarnerZoo

    GarnerZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I forgot to post my update sorry! Dave did in fact break his foot,

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    And he now has a little duck "cast" or splint on it, he goes back into the vet on the 17th for a check up. I'll be sure to post an update then too @Miss Lydia
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Aww Bless Daves heart any idea how he did that? He looks so sweet. I look forward to his update. Thanks for letting us know about him @GarnerZoo
     
  7. GarnerZoo

    GarnerZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Miss Lydia I believe it was the puppies trying to play with him, that's the only thing I could think of that would cause this. He's doing good, walking around and happy for the pain meds I suppose haha. He's a trooper :)
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    That's awesome glad he is doing so good.

    Puppies/dogs can be a bit over whelming for a duck that's for sure.
     
  9. GarnerZoo

    GarnerZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Miss Lydia
    Davies checkup went great, his foot seems to be all better. Got a calcium deposit and a slight limp still, but if you didn't know he had a broken foot before you wouldn't even notice the limp. He's such a trooper [​IMG]
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    That is such good news!! Than you so much for updating!!
     

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