Drake with possible impacted crop..

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by littlebanty, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. littlebanty

    littlebanty Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a drake that I noticed this morning with a swollen chest. I have cornered him and felt his chest and it feels as something is in there although its not extremly hard. I noticed him spitting up today and moving his head from side to side and drinking lots of water. If it is impacted does anyone have any info on treatment for ducks? All I seem to find is treatments for chickens. Would it be the same treatment? I would like to try to treat it myself before having to take him to the vet.
     
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    I think it would be the same as a chicken. I'm not experienced with compacted crops. If someone with more knowledge doesn't come along I suggest you call the vet and ask about it first and see what he/she suggests.
     
  3. littlebanty

    littlebanty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Tomorrow Im gonna try to do the treatment they use on chickens with massage and the mineral oil or vegitable oil and hope it helps. Then I will isolate him and give him some Terramycin incase of infection. The only thing I can think of is that he ate something not edible or he gorged himself on feed without water. I have no clue. The avian vet around the corner is closed all weekend. I wont be able to get ahold of him til MOnday and the emergency clinic only does dogs and cats that I know of. Im gonna try my best and hope I can treat him..If not he will have to be seen by a vet.
     
  4. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You maybe able to flush it out with water too. I have seen my ducks "throw up" before, so you maybe able to force some water down with a syringe and soft tube and see if that helps. The massage and oil should help too.
     
  5. littlebanty

    littlebanty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks I hope we can get it out. Hes not acting sick but I also havent seen him eat today. DH and I are gonna try our best even if it takes all day.
     
  6. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I take it its one of your Muscovey drakes, good luck with him. They are so big, I wonder what he has crammed in there! Keep us updated!
     

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