Muscovy Duck Can't Walk? Gapeworm?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by JewelBirds, May 24, 2019.

  1. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    I would not bath him.
    I'm not so sure I would give him a worker right now either.
    Both of these things can be end badly if they aren't really needed if given to a really I'll bird.

    It's very hard to guess.

    No video is possible right?
     
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  2. DucksOhio

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    Forgive my naivety, what is gapeworm?

    And yes, looks like early stage bumblefoot. Antibiotics would help a lot.
     
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  3. Texas Kiki

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  4. Texas Kiki

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    Have you had to treat for gapeworm in the past?
     
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  5. JewelBirds

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    No I have not. The only reason I suspect it is because of the symptoms I read online.
     
  6. JewelBirds

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    I was able to figure out the video.
     
  7. Anime2lover

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    Antibiotics, from my experience, dont get rid of it unless you physically take the infection out. Thats just from my own recent experience with it.
     
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  8. JewelBirds

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    Just thought I'd update to say he's breathing normally again. Could it have been from stress? Or can this behavior come and go when related to an illness/worms?
     
  9. Texas Kiki

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    oh I'm glad to hear he's doing better and yes absolutely that breathing can come from stress.
    Not sure if it would come and go with worms though.
     
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