Big Pekin with very swollen hot hock. Won't walk

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pnp4kidz, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Songster

    I have a one year old Pekin Drake who has been limping forever it seems, no known cause. Today he wouldn't even try to walk, so for the millionth time I picked him up and looked at his feet... Then noticed his hock was really swollen. Tender. And hot. Ugh. Help!! I separated him and bought tylan 50 but unsure of dose etc. I had just special ordered brewers yeast as I was told niacin was needed for the limp. Suggestions?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Sounds more like an infection let me get casportpony to help you she has alot of info on medication.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Can you take hime to a vet?

    -Kathy
     
  4. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Songster

    No avian vet near me. ;-(
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    There's a good one in SF.

    Bay Area Bird Hospital
    2145 Taraval St.
    San Francisco, CA 94116
    415-566-4359
    http://www.bayareabirdhospital.com/
     
  6. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Songster

    Well it's 2.5 hr to SF.
    I'll call and see if they have suggestions. Thanks.
    I winged it with the Tylan dosing
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    The Tylan 50 dose is actually *much* higher than people think.
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    -Kathy
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Just curious, are you no longer in the east bay?

    -Kathy
     

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