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I have two ducks I rescued but when we got them, one of the
Hello! I have two ducks I rescued but when we got them, one of the ducks had a noticeable limp and struggle to walk. We thought maybe they weren't being fed properly so we put them on duck feed. We go… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,472 satisfied customers
I would like to relocate a 12yr old male Mallard duck
i would like to relocate a 12yr old male Mallard duck (Max)?? Can i do that? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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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
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You helped with my Runteez in the past with his swollen hock
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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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
I have a duck that is limping or will lay down with the one
I have a duck that is limping or will lay down with the one leg pointed backwards. I've brought him inside cleaned the foot and leg to see if there were any cuts or if there was anything in his foot l… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,472 satisfied customers
I was recently given a duck that I believe had niacin
I was recently given a duck that I believe had niacin deficiency. His little legs are bowed. I've put hkm him on vitamins and supplements but am wondering about quality of life for him if all this doe… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,472 satisfied customers
Have a 4 week old crested pekin duck with very large
have a 4 week old crested pekin duck with very large crest!!! Hangs to one side and now she's bleeding under crest - I believe from her scratching at it? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,472 satisfied customers
I have 2 Pekin ducks, about 4 weeks old. We got them when
I have 2 Pekin ducks, about 4 weeks old. We got them when they were around 2.5 weeks bith came with a slight hummable foot- one of the ducks has been opening and closing its beak especially at night s… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,472 satisfied customers
My about 5 week old Pekin Duck has had a hard time walking
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I have a 2 year old Female Pekin duck. About 2 weeks ago she
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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I have a Pekin duck and she is very unbalanced. Falls over
I have a Pekin duck and she is very unbalanced. Falls over whenever she tries to clean herself. Constantly Bob's her head back and forth and almost constantly opens mouth like she is trying to breath … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,472 satisfied customers
3 month old Peking duck. Was perfectly normal but about 5
3 month old Peking duck. Was perfectly normal but about 5 days ago he was stumbling and couldn't walk. I brought him to the vet and no leg injuries were found. She mainly sees cats and dogs so didn't … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,472 satisfied customers
I am raising mallard and pekin ducks since hatched. They are
I am raising mallard and pekin ducks since hatched. They are 10 weeks old now and the mallards are flying to the pond each morning when I let them out of their pen. Today however, my dog got one of th… read more
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Hello,I have 2 pet ducks about 4 months old, a Khaki Campbell
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ducks: pet..mixed..are males and the cross was hatched from an egg.
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We have a pet Rouen duck. She has a slight limp and her feathers
We have a pet Rouen duck. She has a slight limp and her feathers look less bright. Her front chest looks as though she is losing feathers or molting. Should we take her to the vet, or is she sick? Tha… read more
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