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Unsteady duckling advice

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Recently i nursed a duckling from new duck disease/sepsis back to health. It's been a few weeks and it doesn't have great balance yet. The other ducklings attack him, so i keep him separate. If this duckling ends up being permanently handicapped, what do you suggest I do to for him in general? He's very tame. Thanks.
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It's going to depend on how it goes with the others.

 

Are you giving extra B vitamins?  That can help nervous system development and healing....

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post #3 of 9
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We put it down after several weeks. The vet said the liver looked desiccated on xray, probably due to herpes? It developed sever neurological problems, seizures, once it had a growth spurt.

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We did give niacin water, brewers yeast, nutri drench, you name it. antibiotics etc.

post #5 of 9

That's tough. I'm sorry. :hugs

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Can somebody help me about my duck eggs, I made a thread but no body helping me
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Originally Posted by magenxoo View Post

Can somebody help me about my duck eggs, I made a thread but no body helping me


I saw your posts over on hands on hatching and help . . . how are things?  Is there a link to the thread you made?

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@Amiga I found it and replied there, but for those finding this post later and looking for an answer to the same question: the duckling hasn't internally pipped, so no intervention should take place at this point.

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post #9 of 9

@dotknott , thanks!

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