Perosis: Opposite (unslipped) leg giving out

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That would be beyond awesome, thank you. :hugs
If you'd like more images I'd be happy to send you some :)

Our vet mentioned nothing about a niacin deficiency, but did recommend that we stay on the supplements.
A few more pictures would be great. I'll send them to him today.
 

mblack03

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A few more pictures would be great. I'll send them to him today.
Sure thing!! Thanks again for all your help.
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A side view, left-facing.
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Two back-facing photos; thought I would include the 1st one as well seeing as she does tend to step on her feet when she walks.
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This is the best front-facing one of her I could get until she unfortunately fell again.
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I decided to take a photo of her during a fall just to show what she looks like. I have a video of her that I took during a previous fall that I can upload; but really it's just showcasing her crawling. She quite literally can't work her right foot when this happens.

These used to only happen after we do some exercise or give her a bath, but now she can hardly stand for 5-10 minutes without her right failing her. The liquid complex is set to be here by Tuesday, but I'm worried that if this is a niacin issue, she may just get worse and worse until it's too late. I've uped the amount of supplements I put in both her food and water, is there anything else I could do?

Thanks, again. Really. I highly appreciate your help with all of this. :D
 

mblack03

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How much of what supplements are you giving
Hi! The Durvet Vitamins & Electrolytes for poultry. There's an enclosed scoop that's about 5gm of the stuff, with 22.5 mg of niacin. Since the scoop is 5gm per gallon and we currently don't have a gallons worth of water for our one duck, we haven't been giving her that much in the water, but obviously that hasn't been doing much so we're gonna up it to about half of the scoop.

In the food, I've always drizzled some on top, but I may also start on using half the scoop, maybe a little less.
 

mblack03

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You need 1 TBS per cup of feed of yeast, or mixed at a ratio of 1:16. This is why i say yeast is bad, you need a large amount of it. Durvet b complex is much better.
Got it, thank you for the advice!!

We have the Durvet B Liquid Complex actually shipping out at the moment. It's supposed to be here by Tuesday, if not (hopefully) a little earlier. These supplements are kinda all we got at the moment and we're trying to make it work atm. :,)

Thanks again for the tip; I'll try and up the amount tonight and see what that does. Today was not very good for Moe as she can't stand for very long (3-4 minutes max) and has issues coming back up. Her right is definitely failing her but I don't exactly know what to do. She still seems in good spirits and is eating/drinking fine, so I hope when the complex gets here we can get her up and moving again.
 

mblack03

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You need to think about what you want to do with a duck that cant walk. Likely wont have a full recovery.
Of course, 100%. I've already come to terms with the fact that she won't live life like a normal duck, and I'm more than happy to provide her with the care she needs to at least live happily. Tomorrow she'll be moving into her forever home, and we're gonna go over our options. If push comes to shove and we just can't care for her we're planning on contacting a rescue or sanctuary of some kind for her, but so far that isn't the case.
Thanks again for the help! :)
 

mblack03

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Hi!!

Just a quick little update! Moe is now in her forever home!! :D
Thank you for all your help on this thread, but after having my mother feel around on the right leg (I personally can't discern a tendon, I don't know how to feel for one) we came to the conclusion that she has also slipped her right tendon as well.:barnie

Either way, it is what it is. I was actually a tad surprised it had ended up that way; after feeling it Friday it felt in place. No idea what could've caused it, but we've already prepared for a scenario like this and will do what we can to keep her comfortable and happy. She's a little grumpy from being lugged around these past few weeks, but she absolutely loves her new bin.

Thanks again for all your help in this thread even if it was a bit of a bust. I really do appreciate the people on this forum, everyone's so caring and beyond helpful. Thank you!! :hugs
 

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