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We rescued a Peking duck on Monday and he has been showing
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I have 2 chickens that appear to have now missing nails and
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have 3 2week old indian runner ducks. One has not grown
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My name is ***** *****.. I'm in CT. We purchased 13 day old
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, just yesterday I discovered a nest of freshly hatched ducklings
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GA-AMM I have show turkeys that I am feeding turkey starter and they
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
I am inquiring whether you might offer some help on a health
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Good dayI have a fruit eating bird. He is about 10 years
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Dr. Dan
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I have a 10 day old Greenwing macaw chick. I noticed that its
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Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
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I now have a new Silkie chick who was quite small to begin
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Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Pet duck developed lameness/paralysis in left leg. 2days
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I have a pet mallard female duck who is 6 months old. As of
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turkey: about 3 weeks old with twisted toes..sideways..walking
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Bird Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
Hello, We have 3 Rhode Island Reds (hens) -one has been acting
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ducks: barely walk..frost bite from our bad winter
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Doctoral Degree
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Our Canary can not stand up, will not go on the perch, falls
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Doctoral Degree
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