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Pekin very ill

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Marilla, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. Marilla

    Marilla Hatching

    Nov 11, 2014
    Hi All,

    My 2 year old rescue Pekin was doing fine yesterday and this morning she (1) would not leave her nest, (2) was pooping a white to light yellow watery substance, (3) would not eat but we were able to hand feed her some lettuce, (4) she would drink. I took her to our vet an he said it was most likely the result of her ongoing reproductive problems - inflamation from over production of eggs (celomitis). He put her on antibotics (Baytril) and Metcam and scheduled her for surgery in a week to remove her reproductive equipment to stop this cycle.

    Since I brought her home this morning, she has not wanted to eat unless handfeed, is still pooping the white to light yellow watery substance with occasional small pieces of green poop. When I palpate her underside near and above her vent she is clearly in a lot of pain. It feels swollen and spongy. I gave her 3ml of olive oil, let her swim in warm water for a little while and gave her some electrolytes in her water. I am very worried about her. Not sure what to make of her symptoms as they seem different than all the other times she was inflammed due to celomitis.

    One other thought...we just adopted a 3 day old Cayuga duckling. They duckling appears quite healthy and did have one short introduction to my Pekin a few days ago. We put the duckling in with the Pekin for about 5 minutes, under supervision of course.

    Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. We love our Pekin very much.


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