Advice needed as soon as possible please

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Vixki, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Vixki

    Vixki Hatching

    Jul 20, 2014
    My 5 year Aylesbury x has always had a slight limp since he was a duckling. He has never seems bothered by it and has enjoyed the space of my garden. Unfortunately over the last 3 months his limp has got really bad. I took him to the vet, they don't know what's causing him lameness in his left leg, so over the past few weeks we have had him on strong pain killers, antiinflammatories and antibiotics, these don't seem to have helped. On Monday he had some bloods taken and I have today received the following results - He's Anaemic and his white blood count is very low. The only thing the vet can now suggest is an x-ray.
    For Sedation and x-ray to see if he has an infection or something like cancer, it will cost around £200. Bearing in mind I have already spent around £200, I just don't know what to do, I really don't want to give up on him. Can anyone suggest anything else? Are there any places in the UK that could do it for a donation?

    Many thanks


  2. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Songster

    Jul 26, 2014
    Sorry that I can't help you with where to take him in the UK, but honestly an x-ray can tell them so much more about a leg issue than blood tests. Sounds like he really could use it to see exactly what the problem is since nothing else has helped. Hopefully someone from the UK will see this and have some suggestions for where you could maybe take him for cheaper. Are there any rescues in your area you could contact for help?

    I can tell you really care for your duck, so I truly hope you can find some help for the poor guy. I have a duck with a special leg as well (ever since she hatched). I tried everything to fix it as best I could when she was little, but she still has problems with it. She is on long-term pain meds to help with any discomfort she might have, but she can still get around just fine. She just has a permanent limp and is a bit more clumsy than the rest. She is the sweetest duck I've ever had, and loves to snuggle in my lap every day (her baby picture is my avatar).

    Good luck with your special duck!
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    @Vixki -


    Sometimes you can get someone who teaches veterinary medicine to help you, sometimes you can crowd fund for the extra money....

    Wondering if the vet has thought about if his testes might be inflamed.

    I know of a drake who had trouble with that.

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