droopy ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by donna duck, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. donna duck

    donna duck New Egg

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    I have a back yard pond and this week first one and then 3 of my ducks wings started hanging down and dragging the ground when they walked. I have called the vet University and a vet they recommended but no one has any idea why this is happening. Does any one else?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Is the water in the pond stagnant? sometimes when ducks use the pond and no fresh water is being put in the water can get stagnant and could cause botulism I'd look there first . "Heres a link on how to treat if you suspect botulism. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/700526/flushes-for-aiding-in-toxin-removal#post_9508213


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    Last edited: Feb 23, 2013
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Thanks for joining us on the forum. Let me ask some questions.

    How old are the ducks, what's the weather like, the condition of the pond, and what are they eating these days?
     

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