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Think I Might Have to Cull

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by WalkerH, May 16, 2011.

  1. WalkerH

    WalkerH Songster

    So I went to Pensacola for the weekend, leaving my ducklings and chickens under the care of my sister. About ten hours into the drive we got a call that one of the dogs attacked one of the ducks. Well already ten hours into the drive I figured my sister would be able to take care of the wound. I told her to rinse with saline solution and soak. It seems the wound is worse then first expected. I got home last night and found the wound was very deep. It is a deep cavity about an inch and a half deep, two inches long and half an inch wide. It was very black so I assume it is rotting. I don't know what to do at this point. The duck seems to be eating and drinking as normal and acts normal. I have her inside with the other duckling. I hate to kill her, but I don't want her to suffer. And I hate to say it but I am not looking for a 200 dollar vet bill at this moment, if I can even find an avian vet.

  2. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Songster

    Apr 14, 2011
    Tucson, AZ
    I have heard Vetericyn works wonders but it is $30 a bottle...honestly, I would rinse it a few times a day, maybe with a peroxide wash to eat that dead flesh and then pack it with raw honey. The good bacteria and enzymes in raw honey works wonders for flesh and wounds.
  3. tammye

    tammye Songster

    Mar 22, 2010
    I would give the duck a chance to recover. you will know if she is giving up on life/in real pain. They seem to beable to recover from quite a bit, keep her safe, warm, feed, and clean and I bet she will be fine
  4. WalkerH

    WalkerH Songster

    I am. I brought her into my room with the other duckling. I know I won't give up unless she actually dies. She doesn't seem to be in pain, and perhaps it looks worse then it really is.
  5. lanie8

    lanie8 In the Brooder

    May 15, 2011
    try to hold on unles shes really suffering,she could poll out of it.I wish her the best!!

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