Duck with heavy breathing despite treatment.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hschisholm, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. hschisholm

    hschisholm Just Hatched

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    I have a 2 yr old runner duck. I went away for 10 days and when I came back she was weak and breathing very heavily. I quarantined her and gave her oxytetracycline in her water for 7-8 days. She looks and acts so much better. up and about, eating, quacking etc. I noticed that she still is breathing using her accessory muscles, so I am hesitant to reintroduce her to the rest of the flock. Did I not treat her long enough with the abx or does it take awhile for the breathing to resolve? any insight would be great. thanks
     
  2. PatrickRoo

    PatrickRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your duck could possibly have a respiratory problem. It could be bacterial or fungal, you need to watch her closely and listen. If you have an avian vet nearby, you should try taking her there for them to check it out. Try sprinkling dried oregano on her food, too.
     
  3. Glenda Heywoodo

    Glenda Heywoodo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May I ask what oregano does for the sick duck?
     
  4. hschisholm

    hschisholm Just Hatched

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    I assumed she had pneumonia. None of the other ducks have shown any signs of symptoms similar to hers. I too are wondering what the oregano would do. Any thoughts on continuing the antibiotics or any other treatments. I am hesitant to reintroduce her to the flock. TIA:)
     
  5. PatrickRoo

    PatrickRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oregano is being studied by the poultry industry for its natural antibiotic properties. It may combat illnesses such as coccidiosis, salmonella, infectious bronchitis, etc. Plus they love it! :D
     

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