Young Pekin with an Injured Leg, Please Help!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by catk7813, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. catk7813

    catk7813 Just Hatched

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    I have a young Pekin duck with an injured leg. Took him to the vet and he just finished 10 days on an anti inflammatory med. his leg is still warm and swollen. I have him inside on a small area. I put in the tub once a day. Should I start aspirin and foes any one know how long a tendon or ligament injury takes to heal.? I really want to get him back out to his flock. Thanks
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Did you call the vet to see if you should maybe keep giving the anti inflammatory meds? Metacam would be the best for pain and inflammation. I read that aspirin is not safe to give to water fowl. Injuries like your drakes takes quite a while to heal, Any progress at all from when first injured? And giving him water therapy in warm water daily is one way to help give the leg exercise. I would just keep him separated till completely healed Is there any way to rotate the flock in so he can have company?

    Welcome to BYC @catk7813
     
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  3. catk7813

    catk7813 Just Hatched

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    Yes I do put him on the tub with warm water once a day. His leg is a bit better he can stand on it now but has trouble walking. He limps. I did think about calling the vet. The med is not expensive but he wants to see him it's a bit costly. I only have 4 ducks 2 female 2 male. I Am not sure which female I could remove to be with him. Just want him to heal. It's going on 4 weeks.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    He needs to still be part of the flock because the un hurt drake may make it really hard on him to return. So I'd give them all some time with him one at a time maybe let them spend the day with him then next day another till they have all been with him then start again. Of course this depends on how they treat him and if he can tolerate company.

    I would call the vet though and ask about keeping him on the meds till he is well.
     
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    catk7813 Just Hatched

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    Thank you. I will try this. It is something that I was worried about when he is ready to return outside. Yes
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Please let us know how it goes and how he is doing. Do you have any idea how he hurt his leg?
     
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    catk7813 Just Hatched

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    No I do not know how he hurt his leg unfortunately. We have had ice I don't know if he slipped. Since they do like to go outside unless I think it is too cold for them.
     
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    Thank you!!
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I hold my breath every time mine are on the ice. Hope he'll finish up healing very soon. It does take time though for an injury to the leg to heal.
     
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  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would add Epsom salt compresses to his treatment - that may help accelerate the healing. And I use a tiny dab of T-Relief ointment on leg injuries.
     

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