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

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  1. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    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 Premium Member

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    Can you take hime to a vet?

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  4. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    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/
     
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  7. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

    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
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    The Tylan 50 dose is actually *much* higher than people think.
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  9. casportpony

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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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

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