Theres Something Wrong With my Muscovy

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Becca321, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. Becca321

    Becca321 New Egg

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    this morning we found MingMing (the duck) laying down in her cage. Usually when I show her food she runs to me, but she just stayed there. I picked her up and her head flopped to the side. I tried to feed her but she didn't really acknowledge the food or water. I tried to support her to stand her up but all her weight was tilting back, like on her tail. If I let go she flops down. She's not responding to anything. Any suggestions? Thanks! -Elijah and Becca
     
  2. Rachele anne

    Rachele anne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't help but I just wanted to let u no I'm hoping she'll be ok and hopefully @Amiga will help you she's really good
     
  3. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be avian botulism. Other people here might have other advice on how to flush the toxins out.
     
  4. Buck Oakes

    Buck Oakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:! this is major!, she could have several things! including Duck enteritis otherwise called the DUCK PLAGUE, she could have avian influenza, or even a parasite, i would advise finding an avian vet or even an exotic animal vet immediately!!!!!! she can die if not treated critically soon!
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2014

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