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We have a flock of 10-week-old Pekin ducks (all female). We
Hello, We have a flock of 10-week-old Pekin ducks (all female). We noticed in the last couple of days one of the ducks wasn't extending her head all of the way and seemed a bit more uncoordinated than… read more
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LoridawnG
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At the vet for my baby for wobbly legs. They asked if they
Hi Dr. Smith, at the vet for my baby Lee for wobbly legs. They asked if they can send you the X-ray to your email address? If I need to pay your vet practice fee lmk! Standing by… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have a 2 year old Male pekin duck and two females. The
I have a 2 year old Male pekin duck and two females. The females are fine but the Male is having problems. He has trouble with balance especially noticeable when owning himself. If he tries to maneuve… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have 6 ducks and they're all about 2 yrs old. 1 of my
Hi, I have 6 ducks and they're all about 2 yrs old. 1 of my females has really been struggling walking. Her waddle is very annunciated if that makes sense. Her back is starting to like slope downward.… read more
Dr Ryan
Dr Ryan
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I have a duck we more or less rescued. She's either a white
I have a duck we more or less rescued. She's either a white layer or a pekin and she's big, but her feet turn in and she's having problems stepping on her own feet. at this point she is using her wing… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have a duckling that's legs have become pretty bowed.
I have a duckling that's legs have become pretty bowed. Tends to step on his own feet. The two ducklings are on a flock raiser, and niacin supplements. Now I am thinking he may need more calcium. 4 we… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I have a male Pekin duck. He's a little over 3 months. A
Hi, I have a male Pekin duck. He's a little over 3 months. A week ago he started not being able to walk. He was falling over as if drunk and couldn't eat. I thought it may have been niacin deficiency … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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4,482 satisfied customers
My duck has deformed legs, I have been giving her niacin for
My duck has deformed legs, I have been giving her niacin for about 3 weeks now and epsom salt baths 2x a day … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
4,482 satisfied customers
I have a pekin duck with a dislocated leg the vet I took her
I have a pekin duck with a dislocated leg the vet I took her to said they can't keep it in place to fix it are they anything I can do to help her to be able to move around with out walking on the bott… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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My duck has a swollen leg. Right under where the feathers
My duck has a swollen leg. Right under where the feathers stop. … read more
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BeverlyC1016
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I have a 12 week old Pekin female duck that suddenly can not
I have a 12 week old Pekin female duck that suddenly can not balance herself and walk. We have 8 pekin ducks all about 12 weeks old and have noticed this last week the Drake has been trying to mate wi… read more
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KelseyH717
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One of our ducks has droopy wings. And shaking legs when
One of our ducks has droopy wings . And shaking legs when walking . We picked him because he had a light beak , but it also seems to have a softer beak than the others . And while the others have gott… read more
BeverlyC1016
BeverlyC1016
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My duck came out of her couple this morning and can not put
my duck came out of her couple this morning and can not put weight on her right leg, she just falls down and doesn't seem right coop* … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My 4 week old Pekin duck started showing lack of niacin 2
my 4 week old Pekin duck started showing lack of niacin 2 days ago. her legs are shaky and now shes super pigeon toed and walks on her feet. other then that shes eating, drinking water. Im syringe fee… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My about 5 week old Pekin Duck has had a hard time walking
My about 5 week old Pekin Duck has had a hard time walking and it has just gotten worse. I've been giving him niacin (vitamin b3) drops and brewers yeast because I know ducks need a good supply of nia… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have 2 pekin ducks. 1 has normal gait the other looks to
I have 2 pekin ducks. 1 has normal gait the other looks to have extremely large hips and when standing the legs cross. They are 3 weeks old … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Hi I have a young campbell duck. She seems to shiver and then
Hi I have a young campbell duck. She seems to shiver and then literally throw herself on her back. Last week I caught her on her back in ther paddling pool, and I think this is how she got there. Yest… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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helloi have a pekin duck. a couple weeks ago i noticed
hello i have a pekin duck. a couple weeks ago i noticed a dark spot under his wing, i thought it was dirt. the spot is now larger and is under both wings. he is an outside pet and lives with another p… read more
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Dr. Pat
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