gasping duckling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by melissa41927, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. melissa41927

    melissa41927 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi again yall. i have another emergency. i have one pekin duckling that is extending its neck and gasping for air. i picked it up and it sounds raspy. its crop is empty. it has seperated itself from the rest of the flock. i have npt seen it eat or drink today. any ideas on what is wrong with it or how to help it. vet is totally out of the question, no funds. any help would be appreciatied. the duckling is about 4 wks.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    It may have a respiratory infection. Do you have Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks? There are some antibiotics recommended.

    Is there anything stuck in its throat? Does it have access to water? Has it been exposed to moldy food or bedding?
     
  3. briarpatchfarms

    briarpatchfarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It may have pneumonia! Which can happen by a duckling drinking too fast and getting water in the lungs!
     
  4. melissa41927

    melissa41927 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its the only on out of 6 ducklings to have these symptoms. they have food and water at all times. i currently have tylan 100 injectable will this work and what is the dosage for it.
     

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