Duck Respiratory Help

jduke

Chirping
May 1, 2016
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So the dog bite is doing better but a new development came up tonight and I'm not sure what to do. One of the ducks is making a raspy breathing sound, almost like when you're congested with drainage. She was completely fine this morning and this evening her eyes were watery and she's making the sound. She almost sounds like a piggy. She's still playing in the bath but I don't know what to do for her or how to treat her. Any suggestions? Thanks again :)
 

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And you looked all along her neck and chest under the feathers? just thinking maybe a wound got over looked. when in the water look for bubbles? I just don't know other than maybe getting her on an antibiotic just as precaution.
 

jduke

Chirping
May 1, 2016
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I've never heard of VetRX but it's worth a try. As for the bite, I had just happened right before I went outside to check on them. She couldn't walk so I put her in the tub and cleaned the mud off and she was bleeding from 2 of the bite marks. It was a weiner dog snout through a wooden fence. I cleaned it, put antibiotic on it and have kept her in to rest. My babies are spoiled and it's been bitterly cold so they have an area set up for them in my basement. I cleaned out their sleeping cage and cleaned up all the pee pads just in case it was from dirty bedding. She didn't want her food, lettuce or corn but she did eat some low sodium turkey breast.
 

jduke

Chirping
May 1, 2016
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St. Louis, MO
I did pickup some VetRX from the local feed store. After the great reviews on it, I picked up 2 to keep in my animal medical supply kit. I rubbed it on her beak and under her wings. She was resting with her beak under her wing and about 2 hours later she got up and started eating and trying to quack. She was more active and her eyes aren't watering anymore. She seems to be doing a lot better than she was. She's active and eating and "making a normal mess" if you know what I mean, which are all pluses. Thank you so much for the advise. This site has become my favorite go to for my birds.
 

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