duckling with possible niacin deficiency getting worse

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Cjsquiggle, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. Cjsquiggle

    Cjsquiggle Chirping

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    hello i have an ancona duckling i received from cackle hatchery this past tuesday. since then I've noticed her feet are turning inward. now she's tripping over her own feet bc they are overlapping. she's falling over. its awful. i had her on save a chick when she got here but since her symptoms are getting worse i changed over to something with much more niacin. it was the highest i could find that could be given in her water it was the all purpose yellow packet vit and electrolyte packet from tractor supply that you have to make a stock of first. i also added last night some rooster booster to the food. I'm trying all i can she's the sweetest snuggliest thing. i have her in a LARGE brooder with one other duckling with heat lamp where she can be directly in it or not in it at all. she loves swimming i didnt let her last night bc her symptoms were progressing but i think tonight i will bc she has energy and i want to keep her leg strength up. she swims in warm water and gets blow dried gently after. i want to do anything i can to save her. she can barely walk without falling over even though she has tons of energy. is there anything else i can do the poor baby just wants to play and snuggle all day she doesn't seem to know she's not doing well. I'm also going to post this in illness and emergency forum incase it gets more feedback there. thanks in advance
     
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  2. Fishkeeper

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    As far as I'm aware, ducklings float. Pretty sure they don't need to paddle to be safe in water as long as they can keep their head up.

    A video might help.

    If she has a niacin deficiency, giving her niacin will fix it, and you have to be patient in the meantime. I'm not sure what the list is of vitamins that can be dangerous if overdosed, and I'm not sure if niacin is one of them, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Can you go get some of this?

    Most pharmacies will have this:
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    In the cattle section of feed stores:
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  4. Cjsquiggle

    Cjsquiggle Chirping

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    How do I dose that. Would I discontinue other treatments
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Can you post pictures of your other products?
     
  6. WannaBeHillBilly

    WannaBeHillBilly Free Ranging

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    Fortunately Niacin like other water soluble Vitamins is almost impossible to overdose, the excess will be excreted through the kidneys.
     
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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    I don't think that has enough niacin and it's contains electrolytes, so it's not something you want to give daily. With the two I recommended, I would give those orally.
     
  10. Cjsquiggle

    Cjsquiggle Chirping

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    Ah ok. Man I’ve been told so many things this is my fourth supplement I’ve gotten.
    Save a chick
    Rooster booster
    Nutridrench
    Then the prairie pride.
    So now I need to do the vitamin B. And do I pour it in her water? She’s less than a week old Is there an amount on the bottle to give
     
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