Lethargic duckling with neck contracted against body

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by astrickler, Oct 3, 2019.

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  1. astrickler

    astrickler Chirping

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    Ok guys so I just found under both of her wings are sores, wounds, and missing feathers. I wondering if she had a systemic infection. What can I give her til I get her to the vet?
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    Can you post some pictures please. How is she this morning?
     
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  4. astrickler

    astrickler Chirping

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    @Miss Lydia
    I drove an hour to the exotic animal vet. They just called...she has scoliosis and it is pinching her nerve. This morning when I woke up she was unable to walk and could only lay on her back. So steroids and tube feeding until she recovers.
     
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  5. katiebrock

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    Bless her heart! I am glad they were able to figure it out. This sounds like a long-term issue, though. What are you planning to do?
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    Bless her heart an yours! What is the prognosis?
     
  7. astrickler

    astrickler Chirping

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    @Miss Lydia
    I drove an hour to t the exotic animal vet an
    Vet believes she will recover, believes she is having symptoms from the scoliosis due to her growing so fast. You wouldn’t know she is a 6 week old duckling. She is almost as large as my 3 year old pekin. So we are going to give her steroids and hopefully it will decrease the swelling and I will tube feed her until she is able to stand and eat and drink on her own.
     
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    They believe she could recover, so time will tell if the meds help.
     
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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Ephesians 6:13

    I sure hope so! Please keep us updated on how she’s doing.
     
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  10. astrickler

    astrickler Chirping

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    So quick update, vet’s office showed me how to tube feed (hopefully I can do it) . Once I got her home I did get her to drink water and eat a little food with assistance. And now she’s resting...it may look odd but I believe it’s the most comfortable position for her as she seems most relaxed when she’s like this. Keep praying for her!
     

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