Sick muscovy

autumn_g

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Hey guys. I have a 2 month old muscovy drake that we have hand raised inside. Day before yesterday I noticed he was vomiting. Yesterday morning he wouldnt stop squeaking.. tou could tell he disnt feel good. Ever since he has been very lethargic, not really eating or moving around. I dont know if he ate something bad or what. We have given him a little b vit. He normally takes the dropper full with no problem but he only took a little bit. we are very concerned. Oh and yesterday his beak was cold and grey for a little bit.. Is there anything we can do or give him?? We love him so much. He has slept with us ever since he hatched... Heres a pic of him
 

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autumn_g

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Can you take him to a vet tomorrow?
So I found an emergency vet that was open. They gave in an antibiotic shot and an anti-inflammatory shot plus sent us home with antibiotics. The vet didn't know exactly was wrong but could tell he had some kind of infection and was sick. Said if he doesnt get better by tomorrow I need to take him to a specialist, have his blood drawn.
 

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Update: overnight he began eating and drinking again and this morning he started walking around!! Hes not 100% but he is definitely feeling better. The antibiotics he put him on is called Enrofloxin. It's the same medication he was given via injection. I truly believe if we didnt being him.in yesterday he would have gone thru the point of no return and I'd be soon mourning my Buddy. Thanks for the support @casportpony and @WVduckchick!!! I'll keep you guys updated.
 

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So glad he is better! I gotta tell ya, that enrofloxacin (Baytril) is literally a life saver. That is one of my must have first aid kit items for sure.
 

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