Show off your house ducks!

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  1. casportpony

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

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    If he were mine I would be giving him pedialyte as much and as often as possible, then once hydrated, I would give baby bird food.

    -Kathy
     
  2. Skyfire

    Skyfire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: American Buff. She's 3 weeks old today.
     
  3. Reese7383

    Reese7383 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I understand. These items are not available to me. That's why I gave specifics of what I have available.
    I don't feel comfortable leaving him home. And you advised against me taking him with me.
     
  4. casportpony

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

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    Then do what you can with what you have.

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  5. casportpony

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

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    @Reese7383 , when time and money permit, you should look into making a basic first aid kit.

    -Kathy
     
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  6. Reese7383

    Reese7383 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which is why I asked the questions I did. Should It be niacin enriched water as well as having acv and sugar? "As much and as often as possible" would that stress him out to badly?
     
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  7. LadyHawkeAvry

    LadyHawkeAvry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of us here take out birds with us... All over... When I'm imprinting, my babies go everywhere with me. (Missy goes when she feels like it now, since there is usually always someone at home to keep her company) Most feed stores, such as Tractor Supply, are totally cool with you bringing your little one along. When they are small and the weather is chilly mine go right inside my coat. When the weather is nicer, I keep them in a soft carrier designed for small dogs. Lamont is still at the age where he is pretty easy to travel with.
    I agree. The big thing right now is hydration. If you don't have corn syrup, you can dissolve a little sugar into the water. I like to use molasses, but basically it's just there to give him a tiny bit of energy.
    The siezures are throwing me a bit - but like I said, I'm and MD, and not a DVM. I'm a really specialized vet that only does a single species of primate. In humans this would be a start an IV, get a head CT, basic bloodwork, and administer some Ativan moment. Birds are a bit different, as is the differential diagnosis.
    Another resource for meds for you may be any local wildlife rehabbers in your area. They tend to have a good variety of medication on hand. I know my local feed store really does not have a tremendous variety of medications, apart from wormers, PCN, and topical wound preps. They do carry basic electrolyte mixes for chicks though, which would be even better than corn syrup.
     
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  8. casportpony

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

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  9. casportpony

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    @LadyHawkeAvry , as an MD, maybe you could look through this and help come up with a supportive care plan? Most of it's way too technical for me, but for someone with your mad skills it should be easy reading, lol. [​IMG]

    Clinical Avian Medicine

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    The purpose of the book Clinical Avian Medicine is to provide some highlights of emerging thoughts, techniques and procedures that are currently being assimilated into avian practice.

    These are printable .pdf's: Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader[​IMG] for free
    Avian Medicine: Principles and Applications

    Avian Medicine: Principles and Applications
    Ritchie, Harrison and Harrison
    This highly regarded was developed to provide a definitive reference text that blends the science of health with the art of clinical medicine.
    By applying the information presented in the book, the competent avian practitioner will be able to effectively provide the highest quality care for his patients and guide the companion bird client or aviculturist in implementing and effective preventative health programme. Less experienced practitioners can learn basic evaluation, support and surgical techniques while developing an expanded understanding of advanced procedures that can be performed by specialists in avian medicine and surgery.
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  10. LadyHawkeAvry

    LadyHawkeAvry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SQUEEEEE!!! What an awesome reference book!!! (Sorry, had a nerd moment there....) I'm going to go bury my head in this now!!! I'll see what I can find, and thank you for this gem!!
     
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