Duck Inhale water or choking?

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  1. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    Hey everyone

    I had left over crumble so i gave it to the ducks this morning, While later i hear duck coughing and splashing. run over find the drake coughing, Shaking his head violently.

    He was spraying wet feed and water out his nostrils and everything. Now a few hours later he gasps for air

    Figure he inhaled liquid... Anyway to help him?

     
  2. Miss Lydia

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    Sounds like he probably aspirated some down into his lungs. I am not sure what you can do for him @casportpony any ideas?
     
  3. Jpat

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    Yeah he definitly did, I looked down as far as i could and seen nothing, Felt his neck down to his crop for objects and felt nothing
     
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    So sad hes coming up to me like "Help!"
     
  5. casportpony

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    Check his mouth and make sure nothing is blocking his airway (entrance to trachea and choanal slit). If nothing is there, I think all you can do is hope it resolves on it's own.
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  6. Jpat

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    Okay, Hes all clear what i can see and feel


    for what its worth i put some of this on him 15552687595182042566784195636142.jpg
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I have some of that too did you just swipe some across his nares?
     
  8. Jpat

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    Its sposed to help dry skin too so i rubbed his whole bill and his dinosoar legs. Ingredients look harmless but helpfull. Poor fella.

    Someone is coming for him tomorow... They have a big pond and 5 females for him. Hope hes better tomorow or theyll think iam tricking them with a sick duck 15552689354664465264749764838947.jpg
     
  9. casportpony

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    If he is still doing that tomorrow he should not leave because there is a chance it could turn into pneumonia, which would be bad.
     
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  10. Miss Lydia

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    If he is shaking his head he may just get it up himself. I aspirated some cough syrup once boy it took a while to get that straightened out. Hoping Nibs will be okay! :fl
     

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