Muscovy drake with swollen face

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  1. Quacking Pigeon

    Quacking Pigeon Crowing

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    My new Muscovy drake I got yesterday has a very swollen face, he is also very light for a drake. The swollen part feels hard and he doesn’t have any foam coming out of his eye. Should I take him to a vet? E03D47F4-782A-46FA-A851-0F94820CA5DF.jpeg

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    What do you think I should do?
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    Could be sinus infection. If you have a vet that will look at him then by all means he may need an antibiotic. Beautiful scovys !

    :welcome
     
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  3. Quacking Pigeon

    Quacking Pigeon Crowing

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    He died over night, he was in bad shape.
     
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  4. MagpieDucks

    MagpieDucks Beware of the MAN-GOOSE

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    :hugs
    Sorry for your loss.
     
  5. Abriana

    Abriana Spicy Sugar Cookie

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    I’m sorry you lost him. He was beautiful :hugs
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I am so sorry did you contact seller since it maybe something contagious? Sure hope not.
     
  7. DuckyDoodles

    DuckyDoodles No Idea What The Duck I’m Doing ;)

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    I too share condolences about losing your duck. He really was a good looking Muscovy. I hope it was an isolated issue and not something that presents itself in your other flock members.

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  8. Quacking Pigeon

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    None of my other ducks have it so it was him. The females that he was with are healthy and active but I’m still keeping them in quarantine until I know they are definitely in the all clear.

    I have kinda tracked where the drake has been in the last few weeks. This is the pic when he was first sold:
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    He looks quite healthy in this pic but I can’t be sure.

    Then he was sold and went to another place that has heaps of poultry (100 or so muscovies and pigeons). I bought 2 females there before and they were healthy and active but one of them had wry tail or a previous accident.
    One of my dads old work partners bought 3 ducks and 1 drake there for a farm themed party, anyways when we got him I first noticed he had a swollen face and he was lighter and easier to handle then a regular drake. So the next day he’s even weaker and ends up dying.

    I’m just going to hold off for a while before I bring new birds in.
     
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