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My duck sneezed this out?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by smileylife, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. smileylife

    smileylife Out Of The Brooder

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    My duck is sitting next to me and she had a thin scarf on top of her and she sneezed, I noticed there was a weird substance that came out, what is it?? This is the first time I've seen this, I always leave a big bowl of water so she can clear out her nose but she always spills it all [​IMG]
     
  2. smileylife

    smileylife Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a better picture of it [​IMG]
     
  3. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would take her to the vet
     
  4. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @casportpony any ideas?
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    If you put hydrogen peroxide on it does it fizz? If so, that's bacteria.

    Not to get too graphic, here, but if I blow something like that out my nose it indicates I am fighting off something.

    I would certainly keep a close eye on her, and probably call the vet.

    How is she otherwise?
     
  6. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd call the vet, too. Mucous is not a good sign in any bird, even if the discharge is clear, it means that she's trying to fight off some kind of respiratory infection. You need to take her to a vet, they'll do a culture and prescribe the proper antibiotic based on the species of bacterium they find.
     
  7. smileylife

    smileylife Out Of The Brooder

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    I didn't see this before, but I threw away the tissue. She loves going out side and sunbathe and it's been pretty chilly. I'm not sure how to know a duck is supposed to act since this is my first one and I only have one. I have other pets (dogs and a cat) and she 'plays' with one of my dogs. It's the first time that I've seen this and she hasn't sneezed any more out since then. I'll go to the vet tomorrow and see what they say
     
  8. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    That's doubly not good. Nearly all cats and about half of dogs carry a bacterium called Pasteurella that is DEADLY TO BIRDS. If your duck shares a water bowl with your other pets or has been bitten/licked by your cat or dog then you risk contagion. That might even be the culprit of that mucus. You need to take your duck into the vet ASAP, do not delay! Get the poor girl tested. And please, please pleae put some serious thought into getting her a ducky playmate!
     
  9. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah vet ASAP
     
  10. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    And if any stuff comes up again keep it and take it to the vet for hime/her to look at
     

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