Vet Care

Shalva

Songster
7 Years
Mar 19, 2012
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3
101
New Hampshire
What type of vet care do you provide for your ducks... do they need annual check ups... what do they need? vaccines???
 

Amiga

Overrun with Runners
10 Years
Jan 3, 2010
23,202
2,640
531
Southern New England
There are a couple of vaccines available but generally those are for larger breeders. I did not get mine vaccinated - low risk for those things.

I don't do annual checkups - just not affordable with thirteen ducks. I try to do some basic home care, but for things like prolapse, extreme lethargy, and an inflamed toe that did not respond to treatment, I have taken the ducks in.
 

veronicasmom

Songster
10 Years
Aug 31, 2009
1,323
50
171
I was told that vaccines are not generally necessary for ducks in small, home flocks. I, like Amiga, don't take them in for "wellness visits". Not financially feasible with 9 ducks, but also, I think the stress of riding in the car, being in a carrier, then at the office, might be too upsetting to justify it. I do not hesitate to run them into the vet if I feel that there is something serious going on or something that may turn serious. That is just my way of doing things.
 

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