5 month old male mallard

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tmlocke082909, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. Tmlocke082909

    Tmlocke082909 New Egg

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    my male mallard duck cant stand up every time he tries he rolls to his sides.. he cant swim either when we put him in the water he rolls to his sides.. he wont eat or drink either does anyone know what might b wrong with him.. he was 1 day old when I got him and the other 7 in may of 2015.. the other 7 ducks r fine but they wont go near him.. please help..
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I can't send any links now, but I would do some research on vitamin deficiency (especially niacin) which can cause lameness, and on botulism in ducks which can cause paralysis of the extremeties. Start some poultry vitamins right away, and the electrolytes will also help.
     
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