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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:23 am 
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My duck always gets into fights with my neighbors dogs and he got his bill bitten, it looks serious so I'm really worried. (I'm not in a good financial position to take him to the vet) his beak was just fine yesterday and and after night it became a big lump. I'm really worried for him to help would be very much appreciated


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:07 am 
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That’s either an infection or a type of fluid filled blister. If it’s an infection he’ll need antibiotics from the vet - but if that’s not possible then you’ll just have to wait and see how it goes. If you look inside his bill what can you see?

I would also build a proper enclosure for your ducks so that they are safe from dogs. It sounds like this is a problem that’s been going on for a while. It’s not fair to leave your ducks exposed to dog attacks. They need protection.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:04 am 
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The inside of his bill is completely normal


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:35 pm 
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That’s good. It hasn’t gone all the way through then. Given you can’t get to a vet I’d just wait and see what happens. Don’t do anything to his bill. Make sure he has clean water at all times that he can stick his whole head into. I’d be changing it twice a day.

Duck bills are very well supplied with blood vessels so that is something that will aid healing.

I hope it resolves and he’s back to normal before too long.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:47 am 
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Thank you for the help


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