Enteritis in ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Buck Oakes, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    okay guys i have a big question one of my ducks have enteritis and she had four babies this year but didn't get sick till a month later, do the babies still have it and could they spread it to others?. and she didn't sit on the eggs, a brooder did and hatched 2 of them and i hatched the other two, is the brooder ok? also i heard that the enteritis can be a bacteria thing so what should i do?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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  3. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep she's still alive she doesn't show symptoms anymore, but she's anemic now so i try to let her out in a big dog crate with out a bottom so she can get some sun and vitamin d , but is he still a carrier even if she got treated?
     
  4. Amiga

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    I think they can become carriers - can you ask the vet?
     
  5. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    i am, I'm getting to ask next weekend when some other of my birds are competing
     
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  6. Amiga

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    Good. There may be a test to be sure. Did they culture to determine the enteritis, or base it on symptoms? I keep trying to learn more about health issues.
     
  7. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    no the guy that came to check on my ducks took one look at her and said, enteritis and i was like [​IMG]
     
  8. Amiga

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    I was reading up on anemia in ducks, and sometimes it can be caused by capillary worms, or by zinc poisoning ( http://www.majesticwaterfowl.org/mmissue30.htm )


    You may want to look into that.


    So you did not get medicine for her, then, she just got herself through it? That must have been tough...
     
  9. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    No I got medicine for her :) that's how she got better, and i used liquid penicillin to help break down the bacteria that was aiding the virus, which in turn no bacteria no virus, but I still need to get some sulmet
     

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