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I have a pekin that cant walk and had a runner drake just die i have one duck left. These ducks are 3-4 years old. Ive been flushing them out with epsom salt which isnt even helping
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Originally Posted by Pandapaws23 View Post

I have a pekin that cant walk and had a runner drake just die i have one duck left. These ducks are 3-4 years old. Ive been flushing them out with epsom salt which isnt even helping

Oh my gosh, why are you flushing with Epsom salt?  That is a powerful laxative, and could cause death if used improperly.  Please give more information!

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Oh my gosh, why are you flushing with Epsom salt?  That is a powerful laxative, and could cause death if used improperly.  Please give more information!
To flush toxins as someone said the pekin has botulism.
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Why do you suspect botulism?  What are the symptoms other than not being able to walk?  Can she hold her head up?  Is she eating?

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Originally Posted by Pandapaws23 View Post


To flush toxins as someone said the pekin has botulism.

 

 


@Pandapaws23    are you going by this info   http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/700526/flushes-for-aiding-in-toxin-removal#post_9508213

 

Epsom salt can be used as a flush but it has to be given according to directions.    Activated charcoal is what I would use. 

 

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The flush is to be used once, followed by lots of fresh water, and the charcoal.

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The flush is to be used once, followed by lots of fresh water, and the charcoal.
The post said three days or until better. She can hold her head up but cant lift herself up or move her wings.
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post #8 of 9

Sad for your losses...:hugs

 

 Can you review the symptoms?  If a vet is possible, that would be best, but in any case, I would not give any more Epsom salt, and I would give fresh water with electrolytes made available for a few hours, then fresh water.

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The post said three days or until better. She can hold her head up but cant lift herself up or move her wings.

@Pandapaws23 , you are correct, I was wrong about that.  I apologize, I did not mean to worry you unnecessarily.  This has been used by many members, and I was hurried when I posted this.  How are things today?

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