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very very sick Pekin duckling EMERGENCY

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Shalva, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. Shalva

    Shalva Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 19, 2012
    New Hampshire
    I have a very sick 4 mos. old pekin hen. I took her to the vet today who took two xrays, she sounds a bit raspy when she breathes the xray showed her lungs were fine but her gastrointestinal tract was obvious and fluid filled. The vet put her on sulfatrim. I am giving her that (she has had two doses) as well as honey to get her blood sugar up and syringing her water.

    I am reading that terramycin is better than the sulfatrin but she is not eating or drinking on her own. I am not sure what I can feed her that will give her some energy or how much is a reasonable amount to force feed her... she is just 4 pounds.

    I would really appreciate any help you all might be able to offer. The vet did not think she would make it but I have to give her the best shot that I can.... thank you so much .... you can see how poorly she is ... she is sleeping here

  2. HugHess

    HugHess Chickrack Addict

    Jul 14, 2014

    I am sorry for your duck as well as you yourself. I hope she bounces back to her 'old' self, soon and with no long lasting effects.
    I just wanted to say that you may also want to copy your thread to the 'emergencies/diseases/injuries/cures thread, you just might get some other hits using 'double' coverage...
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery for you both.
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I responded over on the emergencies forum, with a link to a post about tube feeding.

    Also hoping @casportpony can check in soon.

  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

    Oct 3, 2009
    Western N.C.
    How is your duck? I hope she is feeling much better today.

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