Wild Duckling with broken leg

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Brodz22, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. Brodz22

    Brodz22 New Egg

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    [​IMG]I found a young duckling today, looks like it's broken it's leg. I'm nowhere near a vet so going to try set it myself. Can anyone provide me with some tips? I haven't had to do this before and I'm not looking forward to it. .
     
  2. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is very kind of you. It is also a risk. Good luck! I am sorry I have no idea what to do.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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

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    What little I know about splinting fractures on animals is that the joint above and below must be immobilized. These links might have some good info:


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  5. casportpony

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

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    If it is a wild duckling you should call wildlife rescue.

    -Kathy
     
  6. Brodz22

    Brodz22 New Egg

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    Thank you to everyone who posted, the duckling is doing really well. It's eating and drinking and can now stand up with its splint. It can be difficult living so far out from help (3.5 hr drive) so I appreciate the support, thanks again.
     

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