sick duck !?!?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chary1, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. chary1

    chary1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Went out to check my flock at about 9 this morning to discover my muscovy was laying in the corner not moving went and picked him up which usually he freaks out about but didn't
    At first I thought maybe hypothermia as he looks almost dazed and almost drunk looking he's very weak just started drinking water but won't eat and hasn't pooped all day. Any advise ?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    How old is your Muscovy? do you think he could have gotten into anything toxic? stagnant water, rotting animal or moldy feed or some kind of metal screws, nails etc? can he hold his head up botulism is also called limber neck because they lose control of their neck muscles. Do you have any Activated charcoal or molasses or Epsom salt? if you have any of these you can start him on a flush that will bind to the toxin and flush it out of his body. Any other ducks how are they?
    I'll get you the thread for the flushes.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/700526/flushes-for-aiding-in-toxin-removal#post_9508213 follow directions to the T. this is for botulism only

    heavy metal poisoning needs vet care immediately
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2015
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Any poop yet?

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  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    @chary1 - any news?
     
  5. chary1

    chary1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys sorry for the late reply not sure what heppened to him I think maybe his injuries did him in. But he passed [​IMG]
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Very sorry to hear you lost him.. [​IMG]
     

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