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Thanks Miss Lydia & Kathy for the good responses.  Sorry for the delay in updating everyone. It has been a hectic two weeks.  Aren't things always crazy when these things pop up?  Unfortunately we did not have a happy ending with this one.  Long story short - we ended up seeking treatment from the one of the local veterinarians.  Several cc's of liquid were aspirated and the Duck was treated with Baytril.  It was fluid and not puss.  I was very hopeful but unfortunately several days later the swelling returned larger than before, the Duck took a sudden/severe turn for the worse and was wheezing, struggling to breath and could not walk properly??!!!  She was clearly suffering and we decided to cull her.  Now I'm at a loss as to what the issue actually was.   Thank goodness the other Ducks are still doing well and seem to be healthy.


Edited by crcgirl93 - 11/7/15 at 2:18am
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Sad to read that - I suspect the infection got into her nervous system.

Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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Thanks Miss Lydia & Kathy for the good responses.  Sorry for the delay in updating everyone. It has been a hectic two weeks.  Aren't things always crazy when these things pop up?  Unfortunately we did not have a happy ending with this one.  Long story short - we ended up seeking treatment from the one of the local veterinarians.  Several cc's of liquid were aspirated and the Duck was treated with Baytril.  It was fluid and not puss.  I was very hopeful but unfortunately several days later the swelling returned larger than before, the Duck took a sudden/severe turn for the worse and was wheezing, struggling to breath and could not walk properly??!!!  She was clearly suffering and we decided to cull her.  Now I'm at a loss as to what the issue actually was.   Thank goodness the other Ducks are still doing well and seem to be healthy.

So sorry. A friend of mine just went through something similar and lost 10% of their young stock before the found an antibiotic that would treat the bacteria. I am no expert, but my best guess is that the infection spread like Amiga said, or that it turned into a serious pneumonia.

-Kathy
post #14 of 16

Here is the lab report from my friend. The only drugs that would treat his birds are the ones that say susceptable.

 

 

 

-Kathy

post #15 of 16

@crcgirl93   so very sorry you lost your duck, but you sure did all you could .  :hugs

Thanks so much for updating and letting us know..

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God ~C.S.Lewis~

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