HELP! Adult duck not walking.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by lassira, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. lassira

    lassira Out Of The Brooder

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    We saved this duck from a lake where he was dumped. One of his wings was clipped to keep him from flying so we thought he injured his left foot trying to evade something. After a couple of days of resting in a safe area at my place he is now dragging his right food behind him as well and won't put any weight on his legs. What could cause this? What could help him? I have put him on vitamins and electrolytes for now and we will be taking him into the vet but we are hoping to get ahead of this pretty quick.

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  2. Welshies

    Welshies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is he eating?
     
  3. lassira

    lassira Out Of The Brooder

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    We have him on flock raiser and have fed him meal worms. I have only had him in my care for five days. I think he was eating mostly bread from park goers. I'm beginning to wonder if it is botulism?
     
  4. quackers619

    quackers619 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    www.wikihow.com/Treat-Botulism-in-a-Duck try this web site its has Good info. Hope you find out whats going on with him and he gets better
     
  5. lassira

    lassira Out Of The Brooder

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    Turns out he had a fatal back injury that was causing paralysis. His heart rate was slowing by the time we got him to the vet and he was put down.
     
  6. quackers619

    quackers619 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorrry for your loss.[​IMG]
     

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