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We have a baby chick that fell off a chair about 1 foot, now
Hello! we have a baby chick that fell off a chair about 1 foot, now she is not using her right leg and prefers to lay down. She does have feeling in it because when she chases worms she walks but then… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
I'm not sure! My duck has very weird "scales" on the bottom
I'm not sure! My duck has very weird "scales" on the bottom of his feet. I'm 85% sure that its not bumble foot. … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
I've adopted 2 Pekin ducks that were found at a lake when
I've adopted 2 Pekin ducks that were found at a lake when they were about 3/4 weeks old (I think). They seemed to both be malnourished with leg problems. Fast forward another month. They have both bee… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
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Do you offer assistance with ducks? My boyfriend recently
My boyfriend recently bought a duck to have as a pet and today he noticed the duck has something on the base of the feathers (on its body) it's hard to identify … read more
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BeverlyC1016
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I have a 3 month old indian runner duck and she has trouble
I have a 3 month old indian runner duck and she has trouble walking. She limps and sometimes stumbles coming out of her house. Do you know what would cause this? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
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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DrRoyC
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Smith. Another duck situation! My one very small female, was
Hi Dr. Smith. Another duck situation! My one very small female, was "attacked/raped" by three of my male ducks. They had never, to my knowledge acted this way before. They are just now 6 months old. S… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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3,086 satisfied customers
I was recently given a duck that I believe had niacin
I was recently given a duck that I believe had niacin deficiency. His little legs are bowed. I've put hkm him on vitamins and supplements but am wondering about quality of life for him if all this doe… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
My pet duck has been hardly eating and has poop. I'm worried
My pet duck has been hardly eating and has green poop. I'm worried because *because his sister died unexpectedly last week after hardly eating for a day. I suspect they ran across something they shoul… read more
Dr Gwen
Dr Gwen
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0ne (out of six) of my8 week old ducks has an angel wing. It
0ne (out of six) of my8 week old ducks has an angel wing. It has been on a proper diet. We can't seem to get the tape on right to stay on … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
I was just given a duck that was born with a crooked foot.
I was just given a duck that was born with a crooked foot. Eventually this foot became lame, and now his good leg is now going lame. He swims in the pond fine but is now unable to walk and only scoots… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
I'm wondering about the cost to ask a question. We have a
I'm wondering about the cost to ask a question. We have a wild duckling in our pond that is about 8 weeks old. It was mauled about 4 weeks ago and looks like it lost it's wing in the battle. It had a … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,086 satisfied customers
One of my 4 week old New Hampshire chicks has something
Hi, one of my 4 week old New Hampshire chicks has something wrong with her legs. When I pick it up, it looks like it has knock knees. I took a picture, but I'm not sure I can share it with you on here… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a duck with a leg injured by a dog, He can walk and
I have a duck with a leg injured by a dog, He can walk and wiggle his tail etc. but I"m concerned about infection because he wades in the muck. What antibiotic do you suggest? Thanks. Teri… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
We have six pet Muscovy ducks 5 years old. They are in a 20
We have six pet Muscovy ducks 5 years old. They are in a 20' by 20' building and free range on our hobby farm about 2 hours each day. One female has been limping for about two weeks but otherwise seem… read more
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Andrea Scheer
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Doctoral Degree
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I have 2 moscovy ducks that were rescued from the streets of
I have 2 moscovy ducks that were rescued from the streets of Brooklyn, one is about a year old and the other is about two. Both are drakes. We have a wooden pen with an attached screened in pen, but b… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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my duck has been lazy and always lays around and then i let
my duck has been lazy and always lays around and then i let her out and she fell down the stairs and is now walking with a limp. What do I do?>… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
i found a baby duck by itself swimming in my pool. It was very
i found a baby duck by itself swimming in my pool. It was very little no feathers just the down feathers. I got some stater mash and heat lamp in a crate with a bowl of water big enough so it can stic… read more
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Dr. Dan
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