pale/yellow skin.....losing ducks....photos

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by spish, May 23, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    ok for the full story i have a long post up in emergencies, but i thought id come and ask here on the 'duck' side of the problem
    ive lost a few muscovies over the pst 6 months and not one single hen has laid an egg this year.
    the scovies seem to be losing the red colour in their face..its now a sort of pale yellow/grey dry colour instead. ducks are losing weight..and a few have died....


    all have be wormed, de-liced...eat waterfowl pellets and scratch from the chickens......

    any idea what this could be?

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  2. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Have you changed their feed? Eating area? Water source? could they have gotten into a poision of some kind that just works slowly? When i have someone going pale usually being locked up for a night with sufficent food and water does the trick but your situtation does not sound nearly as easy.
     
  3. DurhamDuck

    DurhamDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AdamD77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first thing that sprung to mind was red mite, but you say you have treated for this?
     
  5. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    I think liver flukes when I see this but am not sure if Muscovy can get infected with that or not.
     
  6. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    Quote:yes theyve been treated for lice and mites. never heard of liver flukes.......do they perhaps live in river/streams? we have a stream running through our field that the ducks use..........
     
  7. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where else does the stream go? Is there any chance that somebody upstream used an agricultural product that could be affecting them?
     
  8. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    the stream runs from somewhere in holland through belgium (or from belgium through holland), so theres lots of rivers/lakes etc that all 'add' to it....so no doubt somewhere across the country somethings got into it....but im guessing its diluted before it reaches here...?
     

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