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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Sugar Mountain View Post
 

What's the recommended dose of DE for ducks.  I found 5% in food, but would love if someone could give me a measurable amt.?

(Background on my poor duck:

My pekin duck has been lame for a few weeks.  He had an injury to one leg & when favoring the other, he developed an infection in the good leg.  He had an infection in his leg (hot, swollen, wouldn't walk...sad), and new to ducks we gave him a course of penicillin w/ procaine. We also found an area where he ate paint chips from our old foundation wall.  He got a little better, then worse.  We waited a few days after the penicillin treatments and started on an oral antibiotic, vetericyn spray for eye & saline washes and vitamin supplement b/c his eyes started to bubble and water...but not improving.  Maybe it's metal poisoning from the procaine or paint chips?  His one leg is starting to atrophy I think.)

I don't think DE is going to help but here is the link to flushes http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/700526/flushes-for-aiding-in-toxin-removal#post_9508213

 

I sure hope he makes it. 


Edited by Miss Lydia - 6/3/15 at 9:34am

 Western N.C ~ 21 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

God you are my refuge. I trust in you and I am safe. 

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 Western N.C ~ 21 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

God you are my refuge. I trust in you and I am safe. 

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post #12 of 17

Thanks!  I'm not sure it's poisoning...just not sure what else to do for the poor guy.  I appreciate the feedback.

post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Sugar Mountain View Post
 

Thanks!  I'm not sure it's poisoning...just not sure what else to do for the poor guy.  I appreciate the feedback.

I'd use one the flushes on him it can't hurt if you go right by the directions and may save his life.

 Western N.C ~ 21 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

God you are my refuge. I trust in you and I am safe. 

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 Western N.C ~ 21 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

God you are my refuge. I trust in you and I am safe. 

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post #14 of 17
I put my pekin to sleep two months ago almost. The vet was not experianced , couldn't figure anything out. Wanted over $4000, I had no choice. She stoppedceating, barely made noise, could barely move unless she had to, drank water nonstop, bright greenish poo, dehydrated. My dh is a roofer and avid gun owner. Running through the yard she could have got anything, she was always snooping around his stuff. I know this had to be the reason!!!
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by Sugar Mountain View Post

Thanks!  I'm not sure it's poisoning...just not sure what else to do for the poor guy.  I appreciate the feedback.

Hello. I'm sorry to read about your lame duck. This happened to one of my jumbo-Pekins. It turned out that he had a severe case of bumble foot that has traveled up to his joints. His leg became really swollen, hot and dark orange. After 1 month of amoxicillin treatments, the vet said the bacteria had reached his bloodstream and his septic joint became systemic. I was devastated watching his condition worsened each day and we ended up euthanizing Victory.

Not sure if your duck has bumble foot, but even the smallest abcess should not be left untreated.
Best of luck to you and your ducky.
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by duckies1230 View Post

I put my pekin to sleep two months ago almost. The vet was not experianced , couldn't figure anything out. Wanted over $4000, I had no choice. She stoppedceating, barely made noise, could barely move unless she had to, drank water nonstop, bright greenish poo, dehydrated. My dh is a roofer and avid gun owner. Running through the yard she could have got anything, she was always snooping around his stuff. I know this had to be the reason!!!

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that.
post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by MaryamLoveDucks View Post

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that.
Thx I miss her!
At least now I'm more aware!
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