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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.|
|Prevent further damage||Remove the duck as quickly as possible from the source of the fire ants.|
Remove any fire ants still on the bird by brushing them off.
|DO NOT||Try to spray off the ants with a water hose; if sprayed, the ants will hang on with their jaws and sting repeatedly.|
|Topical Medications||Apply antibiotic and steroid lotions or creams to help reduce swelling or hyperemic lesions.|
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