Originally Posted by cawtlc
Because he couldn't find any bacteria in her droppings etc, he just was thinking the last time (the third time in a year) she'd gone to the vets, he couldn't come up with a diagnosis. So he was thinking she was just sensitive. To what, I don't know. That's what has me so baffled!
Just my opinions and I do HVAC work so I know nothing about medicine or medical advice and I should not be listened to- my disclaimer.
NO bacteria in the droppings at all? Are you feeding antibiotics or anything that would kill all bacteria? Sounds like even the probiotics are not working. Maybe if poisoning it is killing the bacteria too?
If it were me, and this will take a couple days, I would start feeding fermented food and stop the dry powder probiotics because it takes them so much time to reactivate that they are really not that effective. Fermented feed is loved once they get used to it and then they will demand it. Very easy to make until you research further- just take your feed, soak in water and leave it in a warm place for about 4 days. If you have some real sourkraut or kefir or other fermented foods you can use the liquid as a starter and have some activate in a day or two. You can also soak the food in water and put one or two of your probiotic pills or whatever into it and the probiotics should activate by morning.
If poisioning you can try activated carbon charcoal, which is what they put in fish filters. It will suck toxins out- vets give it sometimes- their form is a little gray pill and it does the same as the granuals from what I am told. I gave some to a dog I have one time that went crazy eating apples- little known fact is the seed in apples contain what we call arsenic, so my dog was poisioned and was pooping his guts out. Gave him the charcoal and it cleared up.
My guess- most likely the scraps you are giving has something the ducks shouldn't have like advocado peels or something you wouldn't think much about like green potato peels. Someone here will post what they shouldn't eat. It has been posted in this thread but is back about 5 or 10 posts by now. I know because I asked for the list.