EMERGENCY! Duck is gagging and distressed!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Amykins, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry for posting here and not in the medical forum but this is an emergency and I need as much coverage as possible.

    This morning, Wobbles began opening her bill wide and throwing her head forward, almost like she was dry-heaving. Well, it just happened again only worse this time, she was FLIPPING OUT, throwing her head back, walking backwards and sprinting all over in a total panic! What can I do? My vet isn't open until tomorrow and I've called every single clinic within 30 miles, no one's open that can take exotics.

    She's breathing ok, but could it be sour crop? Would that induce gagging in a duck? Does she have something lodged in her throat? Should I give her olive oil? Please help!!
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Just found this how is Wobbles tonight, very sorry no one posted here but BYC was acting crazy for me yesterday.
     
  3. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    She hasn't had another episode since last night, but now I'm noticing a whistling noise through one of her nares. I gave her a little bit of olive oil to try and help anything along that may have been stuck in her throat or crop, and she's going to the vet tomorrow. Ten bucks says they won't find anything wrong, though. They never seem to. :/ I wish my own clinic treated ducks!
     
  4. Quackers Mama

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    Awww poor baby! Hope Wobbles gets to feeling better soon, best wishes for the both of you. Please let us know how her vet visit goes.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Hopefully if something was stuck she got it out. let us know what the vet says. How did you give her the olive oil? you have to be so careful when putting anything down their throats.
     
  6. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh I didn't stick a catheter down her throat or anything, I just put some in an eye dropper and fed it to her. She even seemed to like the taste. :p

    Vet confirmed she has a bit of congestion in her air sacs, so she's been put on antibiotics and had several cultures taken to test for bacterial and fungal infection. If it turns out she DOES have aspergillosis like I was afraid of when she first began sneezing several weeks ago, I am going to be BEYOND angry at the three vets I took her to that said there was no way she had it!

    ...But hopefully it's just bacterial and her medicine will help. At least it's cherry flavored and she actually likes taking it!
     
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Bless her heart, at least since she likes it it's easier to give. I hope the meds help too.
     
  8. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    They better, since I get extremely sick every time I have to give it to her! [​IMG]
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Why is that?
     
  10. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm extremely allergic. And being the smartypants that I am, she shook it all over me, I had a bunch of it fall onto my hand and I absentmindedly licked it off. ><;;
     

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