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What could be wrong with my duck she seems like she can't walk

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What could be wrong with my duck she seems like she can't walk straight and looks like she is gasping for air
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome, I am Dr. B and would like to help you today. Now I am quite concerned about this lass.In regards ***** ***** question, it's her gasping for air that is the major worry. Especially as low oxygen from breathing struggles will cause wobbling and changes in gait. In regards ***** ***** there are a number of potential causes. We can see this in an individual bird with throat obstruction, inflammation, or growths. As well, these signs are common with airway or lung infections.; but also gapeworm, trichomonas, or even viruses like fowl pox.With these all in mind, we need to tread with care. If she is really struggling to breathe, we'd want her seen by your local avain vet urgently. They can put her on oxygen to ease her breathing and help narrow these concerns for her. Based on their findings, they can use targeted treatment to give her the best chance in this precarious situation.Please take care,Dr. B