Duck cough?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LCARTER87, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. LCARTER87

    LCARTER87 Songster

    Mar 27, 2011
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Can ducks cough? This morning I went out and our female duck seems like she is coughing, but she is running around being fine, splashing in the pool, maybe she just ate something funny thats irritating her? Should I just watch her or do something about it?

  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Ducks can cough for a number of reasons, from benign to serious.

    She could, as you wrote, have something stuck in her throat, she could have just swallowed something that is slow going down. She could have gapeworm or other infection.

    Keep an eye on her, make sure she can get to the water, wash her head, etc. and if she shows any other symptoms or the cough is really persistent (more than a few days), consider a vet checkup.

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