Seizures in Pekin duck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by gkp, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. gkp

    gkp New Egg

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    Any thoughts? My 11 week old Pekin has had 2 seizures today. My other 3 Pekins are fine. Not sure what could be causing this. The only thing different was that on Tuesday one of my Pekins was in water that my 2 khaki campbells and my rouen had been in. These ducks were purchased 2 weeks after the Pekins and have pretty much been separated. We have slowly been introducing them to each other so there will be no issues when they are moved to their new duck house. Now, I am worried that my Pekin picked something up from them in the water. Nothing else has changed. The other ducks did have one rouen duckling who died looks like she suffered from some sort of neurological issue because she had no balance and would stagger from side to side. However, the Pekins were never around her and the ducks purchased with her are fine. Please help with any advice.
     
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  2. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    I don't have any advice or experience in this, but you might post under Emergencies, Diseases, and injuries. I have gotten help there too.
     
  3. gkp

    gkp New Egg

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    thanks
     
  4. ChristineR

    ChristineR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Pekin had seizures when he was a duckling. He was deficient in niacin. I took him to the vet because the oral supplement wasn't working fast enough. She gave him a shot of it and after that he was fine. I continued to add niacin to his water for awhile, though.
     
  5. gkp

    gkp New Egg

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    I did add niacin to their water yesterday and today....keeping my fingers crossed she does better. Thanks for the advice
     
  6. gkp

    gkp New Egg

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    So, I have a happy ending. My duck ended up surviving the seizures. I ended up taking her to a vet that treats ducks and she ended up having an infection. We treated her with antibiotics and she is better now.
     

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