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|Supportive care||Isolate the bird from the flock and place in a safe, comfortable, warm location (your own duck "intensive care unit") with easy access to water and food. Limit stress. Call your veterinarian.|
|Splinting and Rest||Splinting the leg combined with rest and supportive care may all that is needed for mild, uncomplicated fractures. However, the only way to know for sure is by taking radiograph images. So regardless, call your veterinarian.|
|Orthopedic surgery||May be needed in some cases. Your veterinarian may need to remove the excess bone and realign the bone so that the injury can heal properly.|
|Physical therapy||Your veterinarian will provide a customized rehabilitation schedule for your duck. This may include different combinations of physical manipulation exercises, aquatic sessions in the water, and/or other methods to gradually allow the duck to build back up strength in the injured leg.|
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