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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dumbusername, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. dumbusername

    dumbusername Out Of The Brooder

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    I just spent 292.00 at a vet just to have an anti-lice medication injected into my duck. In a week there is a follow up to kill the eggs for another 120.00. My cat got injected with anti-flea meds once and it was 90.00 and her flea stuff is only 30.00 a month. Does anyone else think that 412.00 is a little high to get rid of lice on one duck?
     
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Sure do! Dang!
     
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  3. HnkyDnkyZZFarm

    HnkyDnkyZZFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did they give you any other options besides the injection? Did they actually inject, or did they just use an injectable product topically?

    What did they use? If it was Ivermax, you could have gotten the whole bottle at Tractor Supply for $65.
     
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  4. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ouch.. That's expensive.
     
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  5. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    You can spray them with malation and it will kill them instantly.It used for killing bugs on plants but it also works on poultry.It's available at any feed store or plant store.I've never heard of anyone having ducks with lice,are you sure there lice?
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
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  6. dumbusername

    dumbusername Out Of The Brooder

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    They were lice Tony. She had lice and pink/red mites. She was housed in an animal shelter, and they used the same housing area for her, as they did chickens that were also infested. Ducks and chickens, birds, humans, dogs, etc, etc, are ALL suseptable to lice, ticks, fleas, mosquitos, and all of the nasties that are out there. Why? We are all animals, and, Satan himself made those pests as a joke to piss us off. Hahah. Anyway, I'm a lot more educated now, and to my original question, 120.00 is the normal price for the de-loucing shot, ( it needs to be followed up 7-10 days again for killing any eggs that might hatch in interim), but, the vet I. Question did way overcharge me for everything else. Don't go to him with a duck or chicken. He is strictly parrot/parakeet/cockatiel, etc.
     
  7. dumbusername

    dumbusername Out Of The Brooder

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    As far as ivermax, it was that, and upon further investigation, that first guy overcharged me on that as well. Because the second vet didn't charge me 120.00, which is what he was going to charge me again for the follow up shot. The second vet charged 49.00 for it. So I got overcharged 70.00 for that as well. Again, I can't stress it enough my brothers and sisters out in backyard chickens,,, if you live in the Orange County/LA county area in SoCal, do NOT go to "The Bird Clinic"
     

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