Sick duckling, has infection, shivering! Is Amoxicillin safe for ducklings?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AnnaCastle, May 5, 2016.

  1. AnnaCastle

    AnnaCastle Out Of The Brooder

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    Mallard duck baby, we have 4 we're raising, one is sick. He's only as big as my hand, maybe 2 wks old, and started shivering all the time, picking at his back like there's a sore, but we didnt find any. Is pet amoxicillin safe? Anything else we can do?

    I tried mixing just a tiny bit of powder from a pill into some food and get him to eat it, but not much luck. He did eat some, but I have no idea if he got any medicine; he was too freaked out... :( Less skittish than usual b/c he's sick.

    Oh dear... just heard from my husband again, he was told that is a symptom of a birth defect where the spinal chord and brain don't develop properly and leads to paralysis. So he/she might not make it :( Very sad.
     
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  2. Eggcessive

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    Amoxicillin is pretty safe in poultry. I would PM Amiga or go to the duck thread for better advice.
     
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    Oh I didn't see the duck thread...
     

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