Duck weak legs/ shortness of stress

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Simo, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. Simo

    Simo New Egg

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    Hello, my Ducks tend to run out of strength, get weak in the legs. Of late two ran out of strength, started drooling, bleed and died. WHat is the remedy?
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Where are they bleeding from? Can you describe their symptoms in a little more detail?
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    The only way to be sure is a necropsy. There are viral, bacterial and protozoan illnesses.

    There is also metal toxicity.

    What do you feed them, how is their water set up?
     
  4. Simo

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    @CMV @Amiga the breeding came from the anus at death, the and the ducks are on a freerange system. the water is set in drinkers from a water tank. My father suspected that they had been bitten by say a snake. or they had tried to kill one. but the next day another duck died.
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    So, do you supply any feed for them? Bleeding could be caused by bacterial infection or parasites.
     
  6. Simo

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    @Amiga Its only the ducklings that are on a growers mash, the rest are on free range and the issue developed with the one on free range. They look for all the food by themselves. Kitchen left over, grass and insects to mention
     

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