Help Me Please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by louandneil, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. louandneil

    louandneil Out Of The Brooder

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    hi. I think my duck desperately needs niacin and I have read that you give 100mg to 1 gallon of water. How on earth do I get that amount into her. I saloon think she needs it quick can I give her any other kind of amount
     
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  2. louandneil

    louandneil Out Of The Brooder

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    Please someone help
     
  3. haemony

    haemony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100mg to a gallon of water is the dilution. It doesn't mean she has to drink the entire gallon. Just dilute the medication into the water and give her the water. She will drink what she drinks.

    You can half it and give her smaller amounts at a time. 50mg to a half gallon for example. If her container for water is a quart, then just do 25mg to a quart in her regular water and then repeat after she drinks all that. What is the dosage? Is it one bird?
     
  4. louandneil

    louandneil Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah its 100mg. She is on her own because she is ill. The only water she gets is when I give it her as she is not drinking or standing. I have seen 3 vets that have all come up with different answers and said pretty much nothing they can do. I am trying over the weekend to give it one last try. She is on antibiotic, pain killers multi vit and she has started feeding from my hand. I was just wondering if I could get any niacin into her quicker
     
  5. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Hold up...pain killers? What kind of pain killers and why is she on them? Did they come from an avian vet?
    What's going on with her that she is on all of these meds?
     
  6. louandneil

    louandneil Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok well on Monday I found her unable to get up in the morning. She had her legs to side, breathing through her mouth and little nasal discharge. She also wouldn't eat. I took her straight to a vet who thought it was Newcastle. They gave me baytril and former and told me to come back 3 days later. So I have been feeding her. I went back and saw the avian specialist. He suspected either a deep tissue pain, break or a degenerate disorder she was born with. Gave her some metacam and said if she is up in morn she would have muscular prob. So she wasn't up. I rang and told him and he said x rays would have to be done. So I was given more metacam to keep the pain at bay. However from reading on here I think it may be down to niacin possibly. She does with her legs to side when I put her ob water her r hock joint doesn't work but doesn't feel broken... and so I am here.
     
  7. louandneil

    louandneil Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh and since the metacam she will now feed herself out of my hand instead of syringe feeding
     
  8. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am by no means a duck expert but I did hear about brewers yeast being an excellent source of niacin for ducks with leg problems.
     
  9. louandneil

    louandneil Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah I think that's something else ill try. To be honest I'm prob at a lost cause but I love my duck so much ill do anything
     
  10. NewToFarming

    NewToFarming Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope you can fix your duck up!!! I have a chicken with leg problems too and am going to the vet on Wednesday with him. I think if you can get him eating enough, that is the first step. Hopefully someone with more experience in ducks, will respond.
     

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