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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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Doctoral Degree
838 satisfied customers
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
KelseyH717
KelseyH717
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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
68 satisfied customers
My pekin duck sunshine all of a sudden is limping and almost
Good morning, my pekin duck sunshine all of a sudden is limping and almost tripping over his own feet you can tell by the way he's walking that his left foot is nothing him anything I can do? I'm new … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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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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838 satisfied customers
Our pekin duck has been panting a lot lately and I'm not
Our pekin duck has been panting a lot lately and I'm not sure why. She's about 2 months old. We have 4 ducks total. The ducks are outside in the run with a pool during the day and I bring them in at n… read more
Laura Henderson
Laura Henderson
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery
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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
2,938 satisfied customers
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
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
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
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
I'm having a problem with a duck.her legs are bending
I'm having a problem with a duck.her legs are bending outward so much she can't hardly walk without falling … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
A wild duckling got weak legs. He can't walk he crawls. This
A wild duckling got weak legs. He can't walk he crawls. This happened when he was 1 week old. I bought the babies niacin thinking they lack b3 … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
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
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
I have a duck whose feet are crossed under her. We have been
I have a duck whose feet are crossed under her. We have been giving her Niacin. Anything else we can do? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
2,938 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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47,391 satisfied customers
IS THERE A DUCK DISEASE THAT CAUSES DUCKS TO LOOSE THE CABILITY
IS THERE A DUCK DISEASE THAT CAUSES DUCKS TO LOOSE THE CABILITY OF WALKING, LOOSING MUSCULAR COORDINATION? IF SO WHAT WOULD IT BE. THEY GET A BALANCEAD FEED BUT ONLY EAT WHAT THEY WANT LEAVING PARTS O… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
Duck has injured neck cant hold it up and hasnt eaten for
Duck has injured neck can't hold it up and hasn't eaten for about day and a half, it is drinking some. What can we do to help?… read more
Dr. Elaine
Dr. Elaine
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Doctoral Degree
1,371 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Veterinarian Avian Health Consultant
Doctoral Degree
3,596 satisfied customers
ducks: pet..mixed..are males and the cross was hatched from an egg.
We have 2 pet ducks (one Pekin and one mixed, possible aylesbury cross with Indian Runner). Both are males and the cross was hatched from an egg. He was reared in the home and was with us all the time… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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