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Drake limping, swollen hot knees, Sits down all day. *PICS Inside*

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Hello,

Recently our drake has been limping pretty badly.

 

He flaps his wings as he moves; I assume to help alleviate the weight on his joints.

 

He sits down most of the day in a stumbling fashion.

 

His *knees* are swollen and very warm.

I've taken several photos in an attempt to help get a diagnosis and help him recover.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Full album of photos here: http://imgur.com/a/Uew86

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There are several diseases that can affect poultry and cause swollen joints, pain, and lameness. Mycoplasma Synovitis (MS) is common in all poultry. It is treated with Tylan and oxytetracycline, and some other antibiotics. Welcome to BYC. I would go to the top of this page to Forum, and drop down to Other Backyard Poultry, then click on the Duck forum for the best advice from other duck owners.

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