Sick black-bellied whistling duck **HELP!!**

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by IronEagle, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. IronEagle

    IronEagle Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone,
    I have 5 black-bellied whistling ducks approximately 18 months old. One of them has started sneezing repeatedly in succession. 10 times in a row. I also noticed that it's (I have no idea if it is male or female) whistle has suddenly changed from exactly like the other 4 to a higher pitched and rough sounding whistle. This is new from today so I'm hoping if it is something bad I can catch it quick.

    I live in an extremely remote location without access to a vet. BUT I do have a quite extensive med kit on hand.

    I have available to me:
    3 sulfas injectable
    Oxytetracycline 50mg/ml injectable (this particular type can also be administered by mouth)
    Vita drench
    Probiotic drench
    Worming meds of 2 types, fenbendazole and pyromantel

    And one last detail, I noticed 3 days ago that this duck had a slight limp. It's foot looks totally normal but it does try to wriggle away from me when I probe the upper leg. I don't know if this is in any way related.

    I have come to this forum many times for help and am eternally grateful for the help I receive. Thank you in advance!

    Iron Eagle
     
  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may want to go to ornamental fowl as whistling ducks are considered ornamental they might know more there.
     
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  3. IronEagle

    IronEagle Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I've posted over there. Hoping for a reply.
     
  4. casportpony

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

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    I think @Eggcessive might have some links for you to read

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