Think she needs antibiotics?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Lady Grey, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Lady Grey

    Lady Grey Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 15, 2015
    Northwest Oregon
    One of my runner girls, Andromeda, scraped her knee a few days ago. I didn't notice at first, so by the time I started caring for it, it was already hot and a bit swollen. I have been using triple antibiotic, drawing salve, tea tree oil, and blu-kote topically, and colloidal silver internally. In spite of these measure, the swelling is not diminishing, and the heat seems to be traveling up her leg.

    Is it time for antibiotics? If so, how should we administer them? Orally? By injection? How do you inject something with feathers, anyway?? Which antibiotic should we use? We have Pen G and LA-200. I'll try to post a picture of her injury tomorrow when it's light.

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator

    I would imagine that antibiotics would be a good bet right now. Sorry, i don't live in the US, so can't offer advice on what specific one to buy, but a broad spectrum one should do the job. I administer them by adding to drinking water, so you will have to isolate her whilst she is on them.

    Good luck

  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    A picture would be good.


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