Sick Muscovy Drake

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  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Thought I should post this... Keep in mind that I tend to treat way more aggressively than most.

    Yesterday I found a Muscovy drake looking off, head pulled in, fluffed, scruffy looking, etc. His neck looked a little funny, like it's too thick, but nothing else seemed wrong until he pooped some green and yellow slimy stuff. Many things could cause this, but how can one know for sure without going to a vet? The treatment I decided to do was Baytril 20mg/kg once a day for five days, metronidazole 50mg/kg twice a day 7-10 days and Safeguard 50mg/kg once a day for five days. It's only been 16 hours and he's started eating and looks like a completely different duck. Poop looks much better, too!

    -Kathy
     
  2. Miss Lydia

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    That's great news Kathy, now do you think it was worms or a combination of things.
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

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    Sounds good that you were able to get on it so quick, most don't have the meds to treat and have to wait days especially if we have to order to get meds. I have Baytril but not Metronidazole what exactly is that one?
     
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  6. Miss Lydia

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    Good info have it in my book marks now. Thanks.
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I also have amoxicillin and ketoconazole, but rarely use them, but if you're looking to build a kit, add Corid liquid and Safeguard or Valbazen.

    -Kathy
     
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    What is Corid for Cocci? Already got the Safe Guard used it already, so next I should use the Valbazen when I worm again?
     
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