Peggy The Pig....My crippled duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by suseekilbanks, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. suseekilbanks

    suseekilbanks Out Of The Brooder

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    hello..
    Just took Peggy to the vet yesterday for what the vet thought was conjunctivitis..The vet said respiratory is sometimes difficult to diagnosis in a duck bc their lungs are always very rapid and she would NOT need a stethoscope to diagnosis because it would very audible...so she prescribed Doxycycline in a suspension twice a day and Ciproflaxin eye solution to be put in both eyes 3 times a day..she said the doxy would knock out the respiratory IF there was one..We have a re check in 21 days...Peggy eats well and was great at the vet.....she took it all in...Everybody was curious about the crippled duck w the curled up legs and she loved the attention..First time to a Vet with a duck....so cute....
    I shot a duckumentary while I was there.. :) These Pekins are so sweet and soulful and smart.....what a learning loving experience.....
    thanks
    Susee and Peggy
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Great report! We need this kind of information to help those who cannot get to a vet, and to inform those who have less experienced vets.

    Looking forward to seeing the duckumentary!

    There is an indoor duck thread around here somewhere. @Amykins posts there, as do others.
     
  3. gguineasfamily

    gguineasfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor Peggy :( I definitely will be praying for her.
     

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