Rescue duckling

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Cbutler, May 4, 2019.

  1. Cbutler

    Cbutler In the Brooder

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    we just rescued a dumped duckling, roughly 4-5 weeks old. She had a fishing hook stuck in her, which the vet got it. She is on Clavamox as a precaution, but has started panting, even with a fan on her and sounds wheezy. Any ideas on what could be causing it?
    She is still eating and drinking normally.
     
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  2. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    are you providing her with water she can dip her whole.bill on? They flush their nairs with water, check if their leaking snots

    how long after the vet visit did it start?

    mold can do it but you sound way too responsible to have moldy condition!
     
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  3. Cbutler

    Cbutler In the Brooder

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    Yes. She has access to water always. It doesn’t seem to do anything. About a day after the vet she started panting. Today the wheezing. We rescued her Tuesday. Absolutely no possibility of mold. Her entire room is cleaned daily. She’s currently isolated from the other ducks and kept inside the house until the course of antibiotics are over.
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I am not sure I’d have a fan on her if she is sick that may cause her to chill. Try some ACV with mother In her bucket of water. 1Tab to a gallon but first make sure it won’t affect the clavamox she’s taking. Is she a Pekin they seem to pant more than other ducklings @onaharley @CayugaJana. Such a sweet act of kindness taking this duckling in an having the vet get that hook out bless you!
     
  5. Cbutler

    Cbutler In the Brooder

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    She is a Pekin. I have other Pekins as well and they do seem to pant more than my other breeds. The wheezing is my concern. I will take the fan off her, it seems to help with the panting is why I had it on her. I’m thinking she has an infection and my be either running a fever so she’s hot, or uncomfortable so she’s panting. Where do I get the ACV?

     
  6. Cbutler

    Cbutler In the Brooder

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    Ignore question where to get the ACV, took a second to understand that. Ha!
     
  7. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Crowing

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    ACV is just apple cider vinegar but you need to get the kind thats organic (aka expensive) and has the "mother" in it. It will say that on the bottle. I think you will be able to find it in most grocery stores.
     
  8. Cbutler

    Cbutler In the Brooder

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    Okay. I will go to the store and check! Thank you!
     

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  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    She is adorable!! Also there is VetRX its like Vick’s but for poultry. If the wheezing doesn’t go away on the antibiotics and ACV and or VetRX then I’d talk with the vet.
     
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  10. Cbutler

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    As an update, we went to the vet and got medication switched. She/ he is doing much better. Still fighting off what turned out to be pneumonia from being drown at the lake. My question is, she is about 6 weeks old but has yet to start quacking. She still mostly peeps with occasional raspy quacks. The vet vent sexed her and was fairly certain she was a female, however I don't know if the raspy is coming from the pneumonia, or because she is actually a male...thoughts?

     

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