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Muscovy Duckling Swollen Throat. Urgent Please Advise

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Please help if you can. Swollen throat in duckling. Last year I had two ducklings mailed to me. One slowly died starting with this same mysterious throat enlargement.

 

I had my duck sit some eggs mailed from the same farm this year and only got this one hatched, who has been perfectly healthy until today when this throat swelling started much larger and at a much younger age as the last year duckling. The second duckling that was mailed last year is doing perfectly and has never had this. I am in a panic. Does anyone know what this is and how I can help it? 

 

Bottom picture of her on March 2nd for comparison. Two top from today. Will try and find pic of the one that passed away so far can only find them from before her throat did this. Any advise welcome. Really want this one to live. : /

 

 

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Okay, here is a picture of the one that passed last year from same farm. As you can see much less swollen. Took her a few weeks she was just more and more tired seeming and one day fell asleep and never woke up. I suspect a GI blockage, but can't know that. Just the what it seems like the food wasn't going down so she starved. 

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