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I was just thinking the other day how I rarely see emergency threads for ducks having sneezes or crusty eyes like a lot of the chicken posts and it got me to thinking:  What diseases are ducks vulnerable to?  Can they catch respiritory infections from wild birds like chooks do?  Do they get scaley leg mites?   Or are they just a lot hardier in general?    Thanks!

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post #2 of 12

I'd like to know, too, maybe Terrie Lacy will pop in? Or another duck raiser?

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post #3 of 12

I think a lot of the duck illnesses/emergencies are posted in the duck section, ladies to try to get the attention of duck people.
Just because while there are a few things that are common to both, ducks are prone to different kinds of problems.

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post #4 of 12

Howdy gal, how's east TX faring today?

The real question is do ducks get scaly leg mites or CRD from chickens? I was just going to PM you about it!

My pal Highlander was asking for me, because I am a brainless imp today! wink

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post #5 of 12

ducks get duck hepititis (first days of life) and duck plague(first days of life) . they also get lice and mite just like chickens, but dont get many other diseases because A) there always in water and B) have higher developed immune systems

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Originally Posted by ranchhand 

Howdy gal, how's east TX faring today?

The real question is do ducks get scaly leg mites or CRD from chickens? I was just going to PM you about it!

My pal Highlander was asking for me, because I am a brainless imp today! wink


Sorry, I'm not firing on all cylinders today, either. smile
I don't think they get leg mites because like the other poster said, they're in the water all of the time.
The CRD-well, they can get sinus infections and there are a couple of chicken born respiratory illnesses that ducks can get.
Symptoms, please?
Oh, things are OK, ranchy, 76 degrees with a heat index-we got weather a brewin' for sure!

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"Be like a duck.  Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath. " ~Michael Caine
Pyncheon Bantams, Norwegian Jaerhon, Butterscotch, White, Gray, Pencil, Self-Black, Blue Fawn Pied and Snowy Call Ducks  NPIP Certified and Member NCBA and ABA
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post #7 of 12

I found a website a while back that has full access to a book on avian medicine

link to book:
http://www.avianmedicine.net/ampa.html

Waterfowl chapter:
http://www.avianmedicine.net/ampa/46.pdf

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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Duck_feeder 

I found a website a while back that has full access to a book on avian medicine

link to book:
http://www.avianmedicine.net/ampa.html

Waterfowl chapter:
http://www.avianmedicine.net/ampa/46.pdf


Wow, thank you!

Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
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Don't get all your exercise leaping to conclusions!

Poultry- they may be your pets, they may be your hobby, they may be your livestock. But remember, if you fall down in the pen, unconscious? They WILL eat you.
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post #9 of 12

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post #10 of 12

Highlander, I dont believe you posted a questin without a photo of ducks. I want to see how big they are now.

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~Nicky~
Mum to 5 Dogs, 2 Cats, 4 Mini Horses, 1 Mule, 1 QH, 5 Goats, 1 Goldfish. I have short fat white ducks and tall skinny coloured ducks, and a few geese And eggs in the bator.
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