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My ducks foot is swollen. The duck doesn't put much weight

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My ducks foot is swollen. The duck doesn't put much weight on it if at all
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. How old is Foot?
Customer: The duck is about 4-6 weeks old. They were in the yard yesterday and something startled her and she stumbled
JA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Yes, nothing I can see
JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Foot?
Customer: It feels a bit warmer than the other foot
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
She is still eating and drinking, but is sitting most of the time.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 5 months ago.
Hello. Thanks for the question. If you want to get this resolved most quickly, I would get a vet to look at it and prescribe some pain meds. I usually go with Meloxicam or Buprenorphine in avians. An x-ray would also help to rule out fractures, although that's unlikely without some type of trauma. My guess is that it's just a sprain/ strain that is swollen. If you want to just manage from home, you can do alternating ice packs and warm compresses on the foot. I would try to do 2 of each throughout the day. That'll help with the pain and swelling. It should resolve within 7-10 days. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

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