can call ducks get a cold...?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tlammy, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Tlammy

    Tlammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my drakes nose is running.. i dont think its an infection.. because it snowed this morning and he was out there..but whenever he tries to quack come out right... i think its trying to quack out of his nose holes... or the snot is plugged.... is it an infection or a cold..
    i havent seen him sneeze...
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Sometimes ducks can get infections - does he have a way to clean his nares?

    I would get him into a lukewarm tub for a while so he can snoot water and rinse out the nares. And whenever a duck seems a bit puny I give them vitamins as a boost.

    How do his eyes look?
     
  3. Tlammy

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    hes in the tub right now... his eyes dont look cloudy... but the ring around his eyes doesnt seem normal
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Miss Lydia

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    Quote:Can you get them some NUtri Drench? it will help to build their immunity up. I hope he isn't sick. also Vet RX is good to have on hand.
     
  5. Amiga

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    He may have the beginnings of a sinus infection. If that's the case, he might be able to fight it off if he's kept warm, given some supplements such as Nutri Drench or Vitamins/Electrolytes/Probiotics, etc., and lots of opportunity to rinse his nares out with warm water.

    It may have gotten ahead of him, though, in which case some antibiotics should work.

    I have read that there are antibiotic drops you can get . . . I haven't found them but I haven't looked that hard yet.

    There's also a possibility he may need oral antibiotics. That's beyond my experience, so a vet, wildlife rehabilitator, or experienced BYC person would be a help there.
     
  6. Tlammy

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    Quote:Can you get them some NUtri Drench? it will help to build their immunity up. I hope he isn't sick. also Vet RX is good to have on hand.

    Where would those be located at..? oh.. and he looks alot better since he took a swim! [​IMG]
     
  7. Miss Lydia

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    Quote:Can you get them some NUtri Drench? it will help to build their immunity up. I hope he isn't sick. also Vet RX is good to have on hand.

    Where would those be located at..? oh.. and he looks alot better since he took a swim! [​IMG]

    You can get nutri drench at TSC not sure about VetRX I ordered mine from Jeffers. glad to hear he's looking better.
     
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  8. DuckRaiser

    DuckRaiser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my gosh! Poor little call duck! Did you call a vet?[​IMG]
     
  9. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is an old thread, from 2011, hopefully ducky pulled thru just fine.
     
  10. DuckRaiser

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    Oh, I hope he did.
     

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