Pekin limping badly, arthritis joint issue

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Explorr746, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Explorr746

    Explorr746 In the Brooder

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    My poor Stella has been limping since this past fall. She has been to the vet 2 times, given liquid antibiotics anti-inflammatory meds (2xday which she hated!) and had her joint drained. Wintertime her limp was not horrible but then none of the them roamed very far either so she wasn't moving as much.

    Now that spring is here she is limping horribly and it's breaking my heart! She can't keep up with the others and lays down most of the time. Catching her 2 x day to give her meds is so stressful on her that it just makes her worse. I'm going to take her to the vet again but I was wondering if anyone has ever had anti-inflammatory injections for their duck. What about steroids? Has anyone ever used these?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I am sorry your poor Pekin is going through this I can't help on your questions just wanted you to know I am thinking about Stella and hope she can get some relief.
     
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  3. stuka123

    stuka123 Songster

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    Awww...❤️❤️❤️
     
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