Show off your house ducks!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Scovy Momma, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Julie Birb

    Julie Birb Ducks win

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    Oh, I am so sorry you are going thru this. I honestly hope little sweetie Lamont makes it.
     
  2. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    You can try to use a syringe, but without a tube small enough and the experience to know which pathway to go down, you risk squirting it down into his air sacs instead of his stomach. :/ But without getting nutrients into him, he may not have a chance. That's what saved Bean's life when she had pneumonia the other week. Are you at least able to get some antibiotics? It may not do much if it's not the right type to target whatever microbes he's got, but it's better than nothing...

    I think we all need some cheering up, so I took a video of Wobbles chasing a laser pointer. I hope it can bring a smile to your faces, if nothing else. ._.

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  3. 18angovem

    18angovem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is adorable!
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    They aren't duck pictures, but should give you an idea.
    Pictures that might help giving fluids:
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    Pictures below are from:http://www.hopkinslivestock.com/oral_dosing_article.htm
    The hole at the back of the tongue is the trachea - Nothing should ever go in there!
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    -Kathy
     
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  5. LadyHawkeAvry

    LadyHawkeAvry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That totally cheered me up!
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Ducks don't have crops like chickens, theirs look more like the one on the left in this picture:
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    -Kathy
     
  7. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    It's hard to do on a bird so teeny. I also wouldn't know where to source feeding tubes tiny enough, would you? We get ours through a specific veterinary supply manufacturer in Tacoma. I dunno, maybe petco or a pharmacy would have tubes small enough, do you think?
     
  8. Julie Birb

    Julie Birb Ducks win

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    Oh, I needed that. You are brilliant, Amykins!! Do you have any idea how cute and funny he is? I laughed out loud at the little Wobs.
     
  9. LadyHawkeAvry

    LadyHawkeAvry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perhaps the ones for hand rearing smaller members of the parrot family - cockatiels, conures, love birds, etc. you can sometimes find that at PetCo.

    I would also give an injection of antibiotic. Even at that size he should have a decent amount of breast muscle to inject into. For the gram positive stuff, I use aqueous Pen-G (you can get it at TSC) my adult ducks get 1 mL IM, but he is so tiny I'd do no more than 0.25mL. Fortunately, with penicillin, any extra gets cleared by the body and doesn't cause toxicity (and why it's my go to antibiotic for a variety of species when I'm sure I don't have a gram negative or fungal infection.)
    Also, since he's not eating, I would open his mouth and check his tongue and throat for signs of a fungal infection (white patches on the mouth, tongue, and throat). Pen-G wouldn't touch that, and would require immediate treatment with antifungals.

    Hopefully he pulls through!!!!
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    One might find them a well stocked pharmacy or a medical supply store. This is where I buy them from:

    The 30
    http://www.greatmedicalsupplies.com...l-purpose-robinsonnelaton-catheter-351030.htm

    The 28
    http://www.greatmedicalsupplies.com...l-purpose-robinsonnelaton-catheter-351028.htm

    The 26
    http://www.greatmedicalsupplies.com...l-purpose-robinsonnelaton-catheter-351026.htm

    The 24
    http://www.greatmedicalsupplies.com...l-purpose-robinsonnelaton-catheter-351024.htm

    The 22
    http://www.greatmedicalsupplies.com...l-purpose-robinsonnelaton-catheter-351022.htm

    The 20
    http://www.greatmedicalsupplies.com...l-purpose-robinsonnelaton-catheter-351020.htm

    The 18
    http://www.greatmedicalsupplies.com...l-purpose-robinsonnelaton-catheter-351018.htm

    The 16
    http://www.greatmedicalsupplies.com...l-purpose-robinsonnelaton-catheter-351016.htm

    The 14
    http://www.greatmedicalsupplies.com...l-purpose-robinsonnelaton-catheter-351014.htm

    The 12
    http://www.greatmedicalsupplies.com...l-purpose-robinsonnelaton-catheter-351012.htm

    The 10
    http://www.greatmedicalsupplies.com...l-purpose-robinsonnelaton-catheter-351010.htm

    The 8
    http://www.greatmedicalsupplies.com...l-purpose-robinsonnelaton-catheter-351008.htm


    At two weeks of age I think a 12 or 14 would work.

    -Kathy
     

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