Pekin Duck male with swollen legs

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by donaquijote, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. donaquijote

    donaquijote Out Of The Brooder

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    My male Pekin has a swollen leg joint just where the leg meets the body. It is quite hot and swollen. The vet has had him on an antibiotic twice a day but after 10 days the leg shows no improvement. Can anyone offer suggestions on what else I might do? I am very worried and most concerned!
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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Is he still able to move the leg?

    Any other symptoms?

    Can you take a photo of the swelling?
     
  3. donaquijote

    donaquijote Out Of The Brooder

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    His leg swelling has been identified as septic arthritis by two vets, so I have an appointment with U.C. Davis Vet School on Thursday, 4/7.
    The Bay Area Bird Hospital in San Francisco vet obviously mis-diagnosed the swelling and the two antibiotics she prescribed did not help and so I have stopped them after 12 days. Septic arthritis is apparently a common cause of swollen joints in ducks according to a vet on Just Answer Bird, who happens to have graduated from U.C. Davis.
     
  4. donaquijote

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    And he moves with a distinct wobble from side to side since one leg is much more swollen than the other. But I will certainly post what they tell me at U.C. Davis on Thursday...
     

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