Questions about Baytril for ducks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aduckstolemyheart, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a duck that keeps sneezing, and I contacted an Avian vet who said she didn't really need to see him sounded like a res. infection and that Baytril would be her antibiotic choice. She told me the dosage (10-15 mg per kg of body weight 2x daily) I found it only in a 10% liquid formula from allbirdproducts.com.

    My questions are as follows:

    Is this safe to give directly by mouth instead of in water?
    Anyone have any idea of the strength and dosage for this particular liquid?

    Would I be better off just taking him in and eating the vet fee?

    Any help would be wonderful!!
     
  2. wasatusay

    wasatusay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would do some searching before giving ducks any medications. The medications can build up in their fat cells and actually poison them. You should never give ducks medicated feed either. Luckily I have never had to treat a my ducks for anything so can not give advice on what to do. I posted a link to this tonight, you may want to search through it and see if it helps. http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp
     
  3. Robert Blosl

    Robert Blosl Rest in Peace -2013

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    I raise my ducks above the ground. I have eight gallon tubs for them to swim in and when I change their water every day it is funny to see many of the ducks put thier bills in the water and just blow into the water. They seem to do this for 20 seconds then jump in the tub of clean water and do what ducks like to do. What I would do is give this duck a big tub of clean water and he or she will treat them self. I think they may have a sinus infection. This happens alot with call ducks which I have but I never had problems because I keep nice clean water for them. Hope this might help bob
     
  4. aduckstolemyheart

    aduckstolemyheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The ducks have access to fresh clean water in a large heated stock tank, and he was not getting better on his own.

    I took him to the avian vet and she started him on Baytril Saturday so I guess we'll see how he does.

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2010

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