leeches in ducks eyes "help"

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by erinmiles, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. erinmiles

    erinmiles New Egg

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    My family duck had a leech come out of her eye. She sometimes gets bubbles in her eye and they are fine the next day. But both of her eyes are bubbled and she's scratching them.
    Does anyone know a way to treat them.
    I've put salt water in her bill and washed her eyes with warm salt water. Any other ideas .
    Please help
     
  2. mg15

    mg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    https://www.google.com/search?q=lee...X&ved=0ahUKEwjt1p3Y6fPPAhWG5yYKHe9yASEQsAQIOQ


    Treatment and Control
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    • Ivermectin 0.02ml/kg or 200µg/kg, orally, subcutaneous or intramuscular (B11.34.w2, B11.37.w5, B37.x.w1).
    • Dip ends of protruding leeches in ivermectin (10µ g/ml) (gradually become flaccid and fall out), or apply as nasal drops (J3.124.w2).
    • Ophthalmic antibiotic ointment if required for secondary bacterial infection (J3.85.w2).
    http://wildpro.twycrosszoo.org/S/00dis/Parasitic/Leech_Infection.htm
     
  3. erinmiles

    erinmiles New Egg

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    Thank you so much, I'm able to buy it at buckerfeilds in parksville . I'll give it a try and report back.
     
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  4. mg15

    mg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope this works.
    mg
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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