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I have a baby duck with a possible injured/ broken leg. Just
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I have a pekin Duck that suddenly can't walk and I'm not
i have a pekin Duck that suddenly can't walk and I'm not sure why. It just lays on the ground flapping its feet behind it. I feel really bad and want to know what I can do to help it! The top of its f… read more
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Got duck has a bum leg its swollen and hot to the touch from
got duck has a bum leg its swollen and hot to the touch from i guess elbow up she walks on it but sets down alot … read more
MichelleH108
MichelleH108
associate DVM
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4 month old hen just began laying. Has lost ability to walk.
4 month old hen just began laying. Has lost ability to walk. Swollen right "knee" a bit warm to touch. Can perch and fly. Eats & drinks well with assistance. Has to sit to forage or feed. Can not coor… read more
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My 5 week old duck is limping. I believe he has a niacin
My 5 week old duck is limping. I believe he has a niacin deficiency. I've been continuing to put brewers yeast in his feed and supplemementing his niacin with capsules that I open over mealworms. I le… read more
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I have an injured pet duck and am wondering if I should
Hi - I have an injured pet duck and am wondering if I should bring her into the vet. She has been limping for 2 days - seriously favoring one foot and avoiding all pressure on the injured one. When sh… read more
Laura Henderson
Laura Henderson
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I believe my duck has a dislocated shoulder. Yestersay.
not that I can think of, checked the tendon it seems to be ok but the shoulder seems to hurt the worst.… read more
HoofDoc
HoofDoc
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We have a 1 week old Pekin ducking that is eating and
We have a 1 week old Pekin ducking that is eating and drinking fine but yesterday out of the blue it couldn't stand up. We have about 14 ducklings all the ready seem fine. It did look like they were a… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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Is this live? A turkey poult. I found it like this just a
I found it like this just a little bit ago. It has what looks like a swollen hock and the leg is bent weird. The back of the leg is flat. I have pictures. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,092 satisfied customers
My duck seems to have a hard time standing up and walking.
Good morning/ my duck seems to have a hard time standing up and walking. Very shaky. Sits to eat and drink, sits to clean after bath time... the other ducks is in the move all the time so at first we … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,092 satisfied customers
I have a Pekin duck at about 8 weeks who had started limping
I have a Pekin duck at about 8 weeks who had started limping a couple days ago and now can't walk unless we move her or she uses her wings to slide/hobble across the ground. All our other ducks are to… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,092 satisfied customers
My silkie chicken is not using her left leg and and hoping
HI There- My silkie chicken is not using her left leg and and hoping around on one leg. I inspected her leg and it is defiantly swollen at the hock joint and seems sensitive when I squeeze it- I belie… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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3,092 satisfied customers
I have a 2 year old Female Pekin duck. About 2 weeks ago she
I have a 2 year old Female Pekin duck. About 2 weeks ago she started not to walk. I examined and no Bumblefoot or injury's. She will stand for a minute or so and then just sit. She can flap her wings.… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,092 satisfied customers
I have a Muscovy duck who is about 11-12 weeks old. He can't
Hello, I have a Muscovy duck who is about 11-12 weeks old. He can't stand or walk and is trying to drag himself around with his wings … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,092 satisfied customers
I have a 2 year old pekin duck named Hector. One day he was
I have a 2 year old pekin duck named Hector. One day he was unable to walk. We had him to see the vet and was put on antibiotics for 2 weeks and he does not seem to be able to stretch his legs out all… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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3,092 satisfied customers
My duck has a swollen Knee?? I guess you could call it the
Hi My duck has a swollen Knee?? I guess you could call it the knee. It must hurt cause she drags that leg when trying to get around. … read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
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BA
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my amazon parrot can not stand on one of her legs. I thought that it was sprained and was
my amazon parrot can not stand on one of her legs. I thought that it was sprained and was keeping her quiet . The foot is floppy and she can not put weight on it. After looking at the xrays in the onl… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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my duck fell about 6 feet and landed on her chest, tried to
my duck fell about 6 feet and landed on her chest, tried to lay down and had a hard time breathing. She is now standing and moving very slow and refuses to lay down. she is a 5 year old khaki cambel. … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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