**VERY GRAPHIC PICS** HELP! muscovy foot ripped open!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kerriliane, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. kerriliane

    kerriliane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, my neighbour came over today, and informed me that i had a bloody duck on my roof. I got it down.. and it's foot is ripped open.. I've gauze, cardboard, then vet wrapped it.. I'm worried about it it won't stop bleeding...


    I don't want to have to put it down, but I don't know what to do!
    Help!!!!


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  2. geosheets

    geosheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you don't have blood stop powder you can dust some flour on his foot to help stop the bleeding
     
  3. DTRM30

    DTRM30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh My - I sure hope the bleeding has stopped ! General first aid rules - clean, dry, wrapped and warm. Though I've heard not to use anything with a 'cain' pain reliever in it - as it's toxic to birds. But I've also read you can give 1/2 baby asprin twice daily for pain. But asprin is also a blood thinner so I don't think I use that until the bleeding is under control.
    I wish you luck ! Poor little duck
     
  4. kerriliane

    kerriliane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's currently wrapped, so I'll check tomorrow, but I mean.. it's got no skin on the bottom of it's foot anymore, and I'm worried that it's not going to heal [​IMG]
    a piece of the skin is hanging off, and i was trying to place it back, but it didn't really work.
    Tomorrow though, I'll re-wrap it, with it's toes spread normally not bunched together, and then splint it again ..
    It's so sad.
    I leave for ontario for 8 days, in 9 days and I'm so worried... I was going to have a friend come feed my chickens every other day while i was gone, but now.. now I'm going to have to have her babysit my duck for the week I'm gone too [​IMG]
    She's my absolute favourite of my scovies too!!
     
  5. kerriliane

    kerriliane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With a wrecked foot - even if it does heal... will the duck ever be able to swim?
    And, I can't really amputate a duck foot can I?

    She and her 3.. which now seem to be 2 sisters - both very traumatized - were going to be going to the auction in the spring because they're SO messy, and swim in all the water bowls, and eat ALL the food, after this though.. if she lives.. I might decide to keep them.
     
  6. linda_zeagler31002

    linda_zeagler31002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have ducks and I am a nurse, and my general rule for first aid and home remidies, treat it as if it was your childs foot, clean it with proxide, get some betadine or methilaide, put some neosproin on it, dress it with bandages or cut sterile clean cloth, and if you have some tylan antibiotic give her a dose even your own Rx antibotic capsule, every day clean and monitor it, after it starts healing debri it, if you have a foot massager do wound care, put some betadine in the water and make it like a whirl pool for her foot.
     
  7. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    That does not look good. Could it be that it got injured in barbed wire? You will end up with some tissue dying off. I would go to a vet and have them check out the tissue and blood supply in it. They may have to remove tissue to save the foot. A vet can also cartorize (sp?) the bleeding while removing the skin. Same tool. I would add antibiotic to the drinking water right away to stop an infection for setting in.
     
  8. kerriliane

    kerriliane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Theres no barbed wire anywhere around here
    I found her on the roof of my house with another duck. Neither moved when I picked them up .. usually they fly/run from me.
    I hadn't seen any of them all day, and one of my 4 is missing.
    The other one that wasn't on the roof.. came out of a bush at noon and when i found her and put her in the run, my indian runner male tried to mount her so she took off and is now on the coops roof.. and hasnt moved since.

    Tomorrow I'll be putting neosporin on it. Today I just wanted to get it wrapped and gauze put on it.

    Realisitically - a $200 vet bill for a duck that cost me $1.50 and I was planning to sell at the farm auction in the spring just isnt worth it, so if I can't fix her here.. then she will be euthanized. Until this happened these ducks hated me anyway. They always took off as soon as I got near them, and made a MESS of the food and water.
     
  9. kerriliane

    kerriliane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another photo..

    There isn't any tissue really at all on the bottom of the foot anymore...
     
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  10. linda_zeagler31002

    linda_zeagler31002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to keep my mouth shut on your last comments in your last post, because My mother said if you don't have nothing good to say to keep you pie hole closed!!
     

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