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My male Pekin duck has a highly inflamed left joint. I took
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We have a rouen duckling that is about a month old. This
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My 4 month old Pekin duck tried to eat a bungee cord over
My 4 month old Pekin duck tried to eat a bungee cord over night and the hook part was stuck in her tongue. I found her about 6:30 this morning. I was able to remove it and she ran away and tried to re… read more
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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
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1 yr old Buff Brahma hen (large), won't stand/move, drinking
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Looking avian vet that has over at least 5+ yrs...to know
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There seems to be something (virus/bacteria/fungus...) going
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I lost a bantam 12 hours ago and the other is dying as well.
I lost a bantam 12 hours ago and the other is dying as well. Lethargic, red eye but no discharge, almost white comb, will not eat or drink and can not walk. I'm afraid of it spreading to my egg laying… read more
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Dr.: I've started weaning the bird onto Harrison's
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I have an older yellow naped Amazon and lately he's been
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My adult hen is listless and not eating. I tried to empty
My adult hen is listless and not eating. I tried to empty her crop but nothing much came out.… read more
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Black rooster (breed unknown) has developed black spots on s
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Haveseveral Peking ducks and others. They ha a swimming pool
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I am looking to ask a question about a Pekin Duck. Ricky (my
I am looking to ask a question about a Pekin Duck. Ricky (my duck) was in his pen when a dog tried to attack him and while the dog didn't get him, Ricky started "ping pong balling" off the sides of hi… read more
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I have a pekin duck a little over a month old. Believe it to
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I have a pekin duck male one year old we had him in a pen
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