Wheezing

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckeg, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. duckeg

    duckeg Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys, one of my two ducks is wheezing for one week but he's eating swimming and running around , since he's swimming and washing his head i dont think something stuck in his nares.
    I guess it started on a chilly night but im not sure , so i took him to the vet... some antibiotics shots and nothing happened really.
    So what should i do? Thanks
     
  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just wait if the vet gave him some shots and checked him out with no other problems he should be fine
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! What shots did he get?

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  4. duckeg

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    thanks man i hope so
     
  5. duckeg

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    Thanks Kathy , i really dont know birds antibiotics? I can ask him..
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Do ask, that would be helpful.

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  7. duckeg

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    Penicillin G
    it's not the best choice, isn't it?
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Not likely to treat things like E. coli or pseudomonas. Call your vet back and talk about other antibiotic options. I like Baytril, but it's banned for use in poultry, so you would have to think about that.

    -Kathy
     
  9. duckeg

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    I heard that baytril causes abnormalities in young animals and my duck is 9-10 weeks ,side effects yay or nay?
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    One of the Avian veterinary books I have says it can be used in young poultry/waterfowl and I have used it in ducklings, peachicks, poults and chicken chicks.

    -Kathy
     

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