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post #11 of 19
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this is the link to the video of the duck

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3FQyZQZQJ0

post #12 of 19
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3FQyZQZQJ0 <<< video of the sick duck as of 9/8/15


Edited by duckydoos - 9/8/15 at 6:15am
post #13 of 19
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when they were very young we fed them the same brand Dumor but it was the chick feed grower not the adult finisher idk if that helps also she has and angel wing we didn't know what it was at first because we had never had a duck with that and we were too late to wrap it down to correct it and when she was young we would find small amounts of blood on her wing and on the other ducks and after observation we saw that the other ducks were picking at her angel wing and either broke or pulled a blood feather we put alcohol on the wound along with some neosporin but I wonder if that wound caused an infection? If it did what is suggested? Also if it is fungal what is the best way to treat it besides switching food?

There seems to be so much going on with this duck that I am going to agree with Amiga and her recommendation that you seek the advice of a vet. If there is no avian vet in your area any vet should be able to make a general recommendation and/or consult with either an avian vet or their vet school.

Living where the Central Plains and the Texas Hill Country meet  with 19 chickens, 5 bantams, 15 new chicks, 22 ducks, 11 geese, 7 dogs. Thirteen miles from nowhere and a short drive to anywhere. What more could I want!!!!!
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Living where the Central Plains and the Texas Hill Country meet  with 19 chickens, 5 bantams, 15 new chicks, 22 ducks, 11 geese, 7 dogs. Thirteen miles from nowhere and a short drive to anywhere. What more could I want!!!!!
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post #14 of 19

@duckydoos , I agree that a vet would be best, but I'd still like to see what the poop looks like.

 

When you gave the shots, did you give them in the breast or the leg? I ask because some people have reported lameness in ducks after giving injections in the leg.

 

-Kathy


Edited by casportpony - 9/8/15 at 7:54am
post #15 of 19

@duckydoos  , this link can help you find a vet:

http://www.aav.org/search/custom.asp?id=1803

 

-Kathy

post #16 of 19

@duckydoos  , I just looked up anatipestifer and I think penicillin is only effective when given with another antibiotic.

 

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 A combination of penicillin and streptomycin, or sulfaquinoxaline can be used for initial treatment, but an antibiotic sensitivity test should be performed, because multiresistant strains may develop. Enrofloxacin has also proved highly effective in preventing mortality in ducklings when administered in the drinking water. However, current legislation in many countries does not allow the use of quinolones in production animals.
 

 

-Kathy

post #17 of 19
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Thank you guys for all the support and advice unfortunately she passed away this afternoon :( I will be taking the advice for future reference so this doesn't happen again.

post #18 of 19
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Thank you guys for all the support and advice unfortunately she passed away this afternoon :( I will be taking the advice for future reference so this doesn't happen again.


So sorry! :hugs

 

-Kathy

post #19 of 19
Please HELP! Need advice about my ducks.

Duck background: 1 - 2 year old ducks, both drakes and hens are suffering/ Free range and Purina Leyena Layer feed mixed with chick starter feed (3:1 ratio)/ live freely on lake and come home for breakfast and dinner.

I have noticed a few of the ducks (pekins and mallards) experiencing shaky legs then they can't hold themselves up and plop down. After resting for a minute, they try to walk and have trouble holding balance and use their wings to help them walk down to the pond. The mallards will fly down to to pond after a shaking episode to get off their feet. I thought they might have imbalanced electrolytes (potassium mostly), so I added supplements to their water. I also made mashed bananas and mixed it in their food. I saw some improvement, but not completely. Could it be the Purina feed, as I recently changed feed brands from Dumor to Purina? Any suggestions on the cause or remedy? Thanks in advance
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