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Unsteady duckling advice

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MichalK, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. MichalK

    MichalK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Recently i nursed a duckling from new duck disease/sepsis back to health. It's been a few weeks and it doesn't have great balance yet. The other ducklings attack him, so i keep him separate. If this duckling ends up being permanently handicapped, what do you suggest I do to for him in general? He's very tame. Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    It's going to depend on how it goes with the others.

    Are you giving extra B vitamins? That can help nervous system development and healing....
     
  3. MichalK

    MichalK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We put it down after several weeks. The vet said the liver looked desiccated on xray, probably due to herpes? It developed sever neurological problems, seizures, once it had a growth spurt.
     
  4. MichalK

    MichalK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We did give niacin water, brewers yeast, nutri drench, you name it. antibiotics etc.
     
  5. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's tough. I'm sorry. [​IMG]
     
  6. magenxoo

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    Can somebody help me about my duck eggs, I made a thread but no body helping me
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I saw your posts over on hands on hatching and help . . . how are things? Is there a link to the thread you made?
     
  8. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Amiga I found it and replied there, but for those finding this post later and looking for an answer to the same question: the duckling hasn't internally pipped, so no intervention should take place at this point.
     
  9. Amiga

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    @dotknott , thanks!
     

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