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Help!! Ducklng with hard belly!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by megchu, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. megchu

    megchu Just Hatched

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    Kathy, i want to thank you with all my heart for all of the advise and answers. This forum is great and i will continue visiting it!! I am from Bulgaria and in my town there isn't vet that knows much about ducklings. I tried talking to a vet, but when i told it is about a duckling he send me away. I myslef am studying veterinary medicine but i am still at the very begginig. Without you and the help of the others in this forum i would know what to do!! I'll give my best to help the ducklings and later i will tell you how they are!!
    Once again THANK YOU all!!!
     
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  2. megchu

    megchu Just Hatched

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    I read them and i think that it may be yolk infection. The belly button has a little crust on it(i thought it was normal since all of my older ducklings had one). I will be able to post a picture later when i get home.
     
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    @casportpony
    It doesn't look like mine. Mine is with the whole belly swollen, not only around the belly button.
     
  7. casportpony

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    Both of these had huge bellies:

    This one was 10 days old
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    This one was 41 days old:
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    -Kathy
     
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    Another possiblity is ascites due to a heart defect.

    -Kathy
     
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    Both peachicks shown above failed to absorb their yolks. Hard to know if they didn't absorb because of infection of if the infection came later.

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