My little Sox had a seizure this morning...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by peepttsoxsshine, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. peepttsoxsshine

    peepttsoxsshine New Egg

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    Sox passed away last Thursday. We miss her very much. The majority of my days are spent with my "kids" and it sure is different without her waking me up every morning and untying my boots at night. We love you Sox, you are missed.
     
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  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello and [​IMG]

    As unlikely as it is, rabies is one cause of 'lockjaw', but so is the far more common tetanus. It's also possible that she's refusing to open her jaw to stop you medicating her, sometimes they get really jack of it, or understand it's not the right medication for the problem.

    If you're sure her seizures are not genetic in origin, it'd pay to start eliminating possibilities of it being toxin-caused, or similar.

    How often have you been giving her Epsom salts, and how much?

    Best wishes.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Epsom salt - that is a laxative - I don't see why you would be giving it more than once. Could you tell us more?

    The brewer's yeast is fine, just sprinkled on their food. Too much Epsom salt, she could be dehydrated and her electrolytes could be all out of balance - that could be deadly.

    Make sure she's getting fresh water, and once a week some vitamins with electrolytes.
     
  4. peepttsoxsshine

    peepttsoxsshine New Egg

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    To answer your question about Epson salt ... I gave her Epson 1x after her first seizure . She didn't have another one for 6 weeks. Then after the second seizure I gave her Epson 1x. After the second seizure she began having them more frequently but I didn't continue giving her Epson salt. I gave her coconut water for electrolytes and she had good appetite and balanced diet. I thought her jaw locked up but later that day she was eating drinking and playing with her brothers and sisters. She had a seizure after I put them to bed on Thursday and passed away.
     
  5. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry to hear it.

    Best wishes.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Very sorry for your loss.. [​IMG]
     
  7. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry for your loss.[​IMG]
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Oh, no. [​IMG]
     

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