Sick ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Poultrybonkers, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a pekin that cant walk and had a runner drake just die i have one duck left. These ducks are 3-4 years old. Ive been flushing them out with epsom salt which isnt even helping
     
  2. jducour

    jducour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my gosh, why are you flushing with Epsom salt? That is a powerful laxative, and could cause death if used improperly. Please give more information!
     
  3. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    To flush toxins as someone said the pekin has botulism.
     
  4. jducour

    jducour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do you suspect botulism? What are the symptoms other than not being able to walk? Can she hold her head up? Is she eating?
     
  5. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    The flush is to be used once, followed by lots of fresh water, and the charcoal.
     
  7. Poultrybonkers

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    The post said three days or until better. She can hold her head up but cant lift herself up or move her wings.
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Sad for your losses...[​IMG]

    Can you review the symptoms? If a vet is possible, that would be best, but in any case, I would not give any more Epsom salt, and I would give fresh water with electrolytes made available for a few hours, then fresh water.
     
  9. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    @Pandapaws23 , you are correct, I was wrong about that. I apologize, I did not mean to worry you unnecessarily. This has been used by many members, and I was hurried when I posted this. How are things today?
     

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