Problem with Jacks foot - splinter?

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Problem with Jacks foot - splinter?
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2008, 22:15 »
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Wild-Animals-705/2008/7/Duck-feet.htm

Knew I'd read it somewhere. Clever. Counter-current heat exchange.

Rob 8)

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« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2008, 22:28 »
What do you guys think....

WORMS   :?  :oops:  

I never got round to doing them :oops:  :oops:  :oops:  

In one of my books it says limping is one of the first signs of worms

And one of the poops that he did on me was very watery ???


Thoughts please ??

Sarah :)

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« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2008, 22:30 »
Coincidence about the splinter though ?

Watery poo because he was stressed at being picked up ?
Or slight infection ?


Just being annoying !!  :D

Rob 8)

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« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2008, 22:35 »
:D Rob

It was funny I was in the bath & I suddenly shouted worms, hubby wondered what I was on about  :lol:
But I thought I remembered reading it somewhere in a duck book!!

I'll worm them any way - did all the hens way back  :oops:

I have been out to see him & he's quiet happy in his hutch :D

Sarah :)

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« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2008, 22:37 »
Let's hope it's something that simple. I wouldn't have had a clue.

Rob 8)

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« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2008, 09:32 »
Morning update :

Let Jack out after I'd wormed him :) Walking normally but within a few mins he was hobbling again  :(
No where near as bad as yesterday - had his foot flat when standing and more flat when walking.

I have put him back in his hutch where he has had food & water over night, the worry now is the food hasn't been touched :(
I'm going to fetch him in for a bath later - he's quite chirpy in himself - don't really want to do the vet bit yet, like to try all avenues first :)

I'll keep you posted :D

Sarah :)

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« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2008, 10:43 »
Sarah that wound is pathetic, either he has injured himself further up his leg or he's a wuss............

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« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2008, 10:52 »
:lol:  TMG's
I'm hoping it's the latter  :D

I am in the process of uploading today's video, I think there's some improvement but will let you guys judge.

He hasn't had his bath yet - I've gotta nip to the shop and didn't want to go looking like a wet rag  :roll:  :lol:


Sarah :)

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« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2008, 11:17 »



Sarah :)

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« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2008, 12:12 »
Definitely looks like the heel that's bothering him. Wonder if the splinter made him land awkwardly at some point and he's bruised it.

Have you manipulated it to see if there's any pressure points ?

Rob 8)

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« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2008, 12:17 »
He seems a little better than yesterday (although my work computer won't let me watch all of the video for some reason) but is still not putting his heel down, is he? Seems odd as that is not where the injury was. Maybe he just can't heel-walk and this is the only way to reduce weight bearing for ducks :roll:  Do wonder if there is a problem further up though but all look clear on the pics.

Sorry, not being very helpful, just thinking outloud.
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface but always paddling like the dickens underneath.

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« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2008, 12:20 »
I would have thought he'd lift his foot when he stands if it was his leg. Unless it's a tendon that is relaxed until he moves ?

Over to you miss anatomy.  :wink:

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« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2008, 12:36 »
I dunno :roll:

Said I wasn't being very helpful today. :oops:

Do keep meaning to go and find a good poultry book with anatomy and physiology etc in it. Might have to pop to the University bookshop some time on a day off.

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« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2008, 12:44 »
That must be a real bind. Don't think I'd come out again for 3 days  :D

I'm just trying to anthropomorphise slightly by imaganing myself walking like that and wondering where it might hurt.
Can only think of heel and achilles tendon.

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« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2008, 13:36 »
Hi

We keep Call ducks and for one reason or another are always hurting themselves and getting limps. What we usually do is bring them in and give them a warm bath then rub a small amount of Ibroprofen gel into the leg or foot. After a couple of days they are fine. I think a lot of the damage is done by them rushing to get into the pond when they are let out in the mornings.
For any wounds I spray with Genetian violet it seems to stay put longer.

Hope this helps.



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