Antibiotics

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NEHorse, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. NEHorse

    NEHorse Chirping

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    I have a female duck I am about to start on antibiotics - the males were very rough and her head wounds appear infected. My question is - is it okay for a healthy duck to get the meds, too? I have another female penned with her for company and want to make sure both can have the antibiotics...
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Better not to give the healthy one antibiotics. Can you post a picture of her head?
     
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  3. NEHorse

    NEHorse Chirping

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    The eye on one side is definitely effected. The other one looks okay after rinsing, but the head wound is draining over the eyes on both sides.
     

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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Is her eye still there? Bless her heart that is awful. Hope the antibiotics help her heal.
     
  5. NEHorse

    NEHorse Chirping

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    Yes, both eyes still there. Swelling makes it look worse. When I flush with saline you can see both eyes well.
     
  6. NEHorse

    NEHorse Chirping

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    Well now I have a follow up question. I have always gone to the feed store and purchased duramycin-10... I can't find it anywhere! Now what is my option?
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    All water soluble antibiotics require a prescription now, so your only choice is an injectable unless you buy from a pigeon supply website.
     
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  9. NEHorse

    NEHorse Chirping

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    Oh wow, I had no idea. What are my injectable options?
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Penicillin maybe?
     

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