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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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7-week old mallard. Wings do not stay close to her body.

Customer Question

7-week old mallard. Wings do not stay close to her body. Does she have angel wings? I can provide pics.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Rick, I would like to take a look at the pics. You can upload them by using the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see that icon) or you can use an external app such as dropbox.com/ If angel wing is present, you should be able to feel the bony abnormality at the last joint of the wing(s).

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you Dr. Salkin. I've attached the pix.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Thank you! The pics are quite blurry but they're consistent with angel wings. Have you been able to palpate (feel) the bony abnormality? Take a look what Metzger Farms has to say about this condition: http://www.metzerfarms.com/AngelWing.cfm

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Rick,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Sassy. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin