Hoarse duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by farmer Joan, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. farmer Joan

    farmer Joan New Egg

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    My full grown male Appleyard duck is breathing through his mouth and making a hoarse noise when he exhales. I dont see anything blocking his nostrils or tracheal opening. This just started tonight. I wonder if he ate something that scratched his throat or inhaled something.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    How is he this morning? and [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2012
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Could he have gapeworm?

    It is also possible he has something stuck in his throat, or the beginnings of a throat infection.
     
  4. farmer Joan

    farmer Joan New Egg

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    He was better this morning so I think he just had something stuck in his throat. He tends to cough a bit though, mostly after drinking water.
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Best to keep an eye on him lots of stuff out their to breath in this time of yr and nibble on too, so hopefully it will get better as the day goes on. Ducks are pretty resistant to internal worms because of their high body temp. but that doesn't mean it's not impossible to get them. Glad to hear he's better today.
     

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