“Peck” the duckling presented to our clinic in shock, following an attack by a dog. He suffered multiple wounds and lacerations all over his tiny body. “Peck” was admitted to our hospital for treatment and pain relief. The wounds were flushed and bathed.
Unfortunately birds have very thin, fine skin, so we were unable to suture any of his wounds. The wounds would have to heal through secondary intention, (on their own). Peck was given fluids to combat his shock and antibiotics to treat and prevent infection. Peck was discharged later that evening, with instructions to revisit daily to have his wounds bathed and further antibiotic injections.
‘Peck’ is now back to himself, waddling around, and almost three times his size!