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Duck is sick...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Alex Clare, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Alex Clare

    Alex Clare In the Brooder

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    I have a drake who's recently gotten ill. His symptoms are lethargy, lack of coordination, watery poop, discharge around the eye. He's stopped eating. There was a white substance around his vent. He also seems to have trouble swallowing, and his breathing is harsh.

    I know these are worrying symptoms. I've looked up several possibilities, such as duck disease or vitamin A deficiency, but his symptoms don't match perfectly and I'm wondering if anyone has heard of an illness with these specific symptoms and possible treatments. He is 1 yr old now and lives with another drake and a female. Any help is appreciated.
     

  2. Fields Mountain Farm

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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC! What breed is he?
     
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  4. Fields Mountain Farm

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    Thanks casportpony...:hugs
     
  5. Alex Clare

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    Thank you! He seems to be a black cayuga.
     
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Hopefully it's just a respiratory infection, or mabybe vitamin a deficiency. Can you post a picture of his poop?
     
  7. Alex Clare

    Alex Clare In the Brooder

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    Let me know if you need anything else! IMG_5881.jpeg
     

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