Muscovy adult duck with one eye shut (repost)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Stuart36, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Stuart36

    Stuart36 New Egg

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    Hello everyone,

    I have a 8 month old Muscovy duck (girl) who is keeping one of her eyes closed a lot of the time. She can open it when she wants to for example whenever I go out to check on her but most of the time it is shut.

    I only have 6 ducks (which I keep as spoilt pets) and they have 2 small paddling pools in their pen and one outside it to play and wash in which I clean regularly. She has been like this for about 5 days and I have cleaned the pools out everyday and locked the drakes out so she can get preference in the clean water.

    Finally I have taken her and put her in our bath in the house in clean warm water a few times and made sure she had a good wash. Whilst she was in the bath I had a look at her eye and it looks fine.

    She is eating and exploring with the other ducks and whenever she goes in the clean water she has a good flap and seems to enjoy herself.

    Any idea what the problem could be.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @Stuart36 Maybe there is something in there that just won't come out a speck of dust perhaps. You might try making up a saline wash wrap her in a towel and try rinsing out her eye real well We all know it doesn't take much to irritate the eyes so hopefully with some saline or Veterycin spray for wounds and infections if you can get some a good washing out of the eye will take care of it. No other symptoms no swelling or discharge. You can also use Apple Cider vinegar in their drinking buckets and she'll dunk her head into it ACV can kill some bacteria 1-2 Tab to 1 gallon of water. It's also a good tonic for our water fowl.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2016
  3. Stuart36

    Stuart36 New Egg

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    ^^^ Poorly Eye

    Below good eye.
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    Thanks for your help.
     

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