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Sick black-bellied whistling duck **HELP!!**

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Hi Everyone,

I have 5 black-bellied whistling ducks approximately 18 months old. One of them has started sneezing repeatedly in succession. 10 times in a row. I also noticed that it's (I have no idea if it is male or female) whistle has suddenly changed from exactly like the other 4 to a higher pitched and rough sounding whistle. This is new from today so I'm hoping if it is something bad I can catch it quick.

 

I live in an extremely remote location without access to a vet. BUT I do have a quite extensive med kit on hand.

 

I have available to me:

3 sulfas injectable

Oxytetracycline 50mg/ml injectable (this particular type can also be administered by mouth)

Vita drench

Probiotic drench

Worming meds of 2 types, fenbendazole and pyromantel

 

And one last detail, I noticed 3 days ago that this duck had a slight limp. It's foot looks totally normal but it does try to wriggle away from me when I probe the upper leg. I don't know if this is in any way related.

 

I have come to this forum many times for help and am eternally grateful for the help I receive. Thank you in advance!

 

Iron Eagle

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You may want to go to ornamental fowl as whistling ducks are considered ornamental they might know more there.
Edited by buff goose guy - 11/12/15 at 11:36am
A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
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A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
Reply
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Originally Posted by buff goose guy View Post

You may want to go to ornamental fowl as whistling ducks are considered ornamental they might know more there.

Thank you! I've posted over there. Hoping for a reply.

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I think @Eggcessive might have some links for you to read

 

-Kathy

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