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I have a 6wk old pekin duck whose left hip/leg is protruding
Hello, I have a 6wk old pekin duck whose left hip/leg is protruding out. Its favoring it's right leg and puts very little weight on it's left. Could the leg be dislocated? Or a splayed leg? ( there wa… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I have a pekin duck that we thought had bumble foot we
I have a pekin duck that we thought had bumble foot we treated him with antibiotics for the last 5 days but he is not standing at all. Should we consider something else? … read more
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Dr-HerosDVM
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I have a 1 year old Pekin duck named. He's limping and he's
I have a 1 year old Pekin duck named Howard. He's limping and he's not cleaning his feathers. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
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58,934 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
3,472 satisfied customers
I have a limping duck. There aren't any cuts or impairments,
there aren't any cuts or impairments, but his ankle and knee joints seem to be swollen. I don't know if he twisted something. There doesn't appear to be any signs of bumble foot. Started limping yesterday. … read more
DavidH1117
DavidH1117
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You helped with my Runteez in the past with his swollen hock
Hi Dr. Smith,So, you helped with my Runteez in the past with his swollen hock joint due to perosis. With great sadness, the infection in his tendons went to his bloodstream and I had to let him go. He… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,472 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
3,472 satisfied customers
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
Avian Medicine Residency
3,472 satisfied customers
I have a Pekin duck with a leg he won't put weight on. It's
I have a Pekin duck with a leg he won't put weight on. It's very swollen and hot to the touch. We hae … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
58,934 satisfied customers
I have a duck that started limping one day last week, but
I have a duck that started limping one day last week, but was fine after a couple of days. Wednesday I noticed that he was limping again and sitting down a lot. Today he is making a bit of a noise whe… read more
DoctorMike
DoctorMike
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
10,920 satisfied customers
Our Pekin duck was wobbling funny on Monday and then on
Our Pekin duck was wobbling funny on Monday and then on Tuesday could not get out of the pond on it's own. he now can not stand up. We don't know how to help him heal and the local vet doesn't see duc… read more
Dr. Bryd
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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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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
3,472 satisfied customers
Dr. Salkin, my Pekin duck Piotr's leg is still badly swollen
Dr. Salkin, my Pekin duck Piotr's leg is still badly swollen and an avian vet, Dr. Brian Speer in Oakley, Calif. that I took him to prescribed Tramadol HCL 50 mg tablets two twice a day, and Truprofen… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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58,934 satisfied customers
My male Pekin duck has a highly inflamed left joint. I took
My male Pekin duck has a highly inflamed left joint. I took him to U.C. Davis a year & 1/2 ago and they said it was an arthritis infection. It has suddenly flared up just in the last day or two and is… read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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5 mos. old goose who had a limp since 2 weeks old (given
5 mos. old goose who had a limp since 2 weeks old (given niacin) now sticks the leg straight out and can't walk on it. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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Dr. Salkin, you suggest tapping and culturering the joint
Dr. Salkin, you suggest tapping and culturering the joint fluid. If not enough joint fluid you suggest the broad spectrum antibiotic enrofloxacin. In case I make this change in antibiotic, should I co… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
58,934 satisfied customers
We have two male pekin ducks in a small pond. They are just
We have two male pekin ducks in a small pond. They are just over two years old. This morning one of them is limping on his right leg. My son examined the leg and found no injury and the duck did not s… read more
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