Another sick duck.

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  1. decomposed

    decomposed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 year old Muscovy drake Bob is really sick today he isn't eating and has diarrhea which is clear and green and sometimes a light yellowish green color his vent was covered in poop when i found him so i washed it off. He hasn't moved much all day and he is standing in my hallway looking really uncomfortable. My poor boy couldn't even come out of his coop to see me he usually runs out as soon as i walk outside. He is the first duck i raised from a duckling he is my baby and i love him. Does anyone know what this could be and how i can treat it?
     
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    decomposed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His crop also looks full even though he hasn't eaten much at all today and he feels like he has a fever.
     
  3. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are his wings drooping? Sounds like lead poisoning. Treatment would be injections of a curliating agent to remove the lead, otherwise wait and hope.

    Clint
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Amiga.. .need to read what autospell actually puts.

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  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Happens to me a bit, too. For a moment I thought, wow, is this a new thing Clint's found? [​IMG]
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you take him to a vet? Does his crop feel soft or hard?

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    decomposed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    His wings aren't drooping he just looks really uncomfortable kind of like he is in pain [​IMG]. I have him on feed store antibiotics at the moment and im definitely taking him to the vet today. I will buy some activated charcoal afterwards. I have epsom salts would that work for now? His crop feels soft.
     
  9. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He has he symptoms of lead poisoning. .lead causes paralysis of the smooth muscle.. .which causes the birds to die with a full esophagus. Ask the vet to x-ray the gizzard or do an ALAD test.

    Clint

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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    How would he get lead poisoning?

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