Crested duckling with head tilt

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cyprus, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    I have a crested duckling that has a head tilt. Was told it could be neurological.
    What is the best way to go about attempting to treat it? Vitamin B, Niacin ?

    I'm thinking Vit B.
     
  2. Helloworld

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    Niacin is B3. Thats what it needs.
     
  3. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    How do I administer this?
     
  4. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Anyone? Getting Niacinamide in 500mg pills tomorrow. Will be dosed down to 100mg per gallon
     
  5. Eggcessive

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    A head tilt in poultry may be wry neck (torticolis) which can be a vitamin B 1 or vitamin E deficiency. Ducks also require extra nicain (B3) as well. Do you have any pictures? I would get some human vitamin B complex tablets and crush a half a tablet for her daily and put into some food. Also give some vitamin E up to 400 IU daily by puncturing a softgel onto food. A little cooked egg or sunflower seed would add some selenium as well, which helps with uptake of the vitamin E.
     
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  6. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    I have B complex pills and egg. No Vit E supplement.
    Here's a picture -the tilt is slight.
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  7. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Clucks & Ducks

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    Cyprus. You have a duckling. AND YOU DIDNT TELL ME ABOUT IT?! :hit

    It’s so cute! I hope it gets better soon :hugs
     
  8. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    It's a story...
     
  9. Wyorp Rock

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    I'm sorry about your ducking Cyprus.
    I agree with @Eggcessive I would give Vitamin E and B-Complex as well.
    Do you have B-Complex tablets or liquid? You can also use liquid B-Complex which is found in the cattle section of TSC. .20ml direct dose would be good.

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  10. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    I have the tablets. I don't have vitamin E.
     
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