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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
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I think my drake has botulism toxicity. It started about 6
I think my drake has botulism toxicity. It started about 6 days ago. For the first 3 days he just seemed lethargic and didn't want to spend time with the rest of the flock. Then on day 4 he was sudden… read more
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DavidH1117
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Stretches his neck and makes a high pitched screech. does it
stretches his neck and makes a high pitched screech. does it usually two or three times. … read more
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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
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My 5 week old duck is limping. I believe he has a niacin
My 5 week old duck is limping. I believe he has a niacin deficiency. I've been continuing to put brewers yeast in his feed and supplemementing his niacin with capsules that I open over mealworms. I le… read more
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I was recently given a duck that I believe had niacin
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My pet duck has been hardly eating and has poop. I'm worried
My pet duck has been hardly eating and has green poop. I'm worried because *because his sister died unexpectedly last week after hardly eating for a day. I suspect they ran across something they shoul… read more
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I have a sick Pekin duckling that is 5 wks old that is very
I have a sick Pekin duckling that is 5 wks old that is very sick & cannot stand & has a wound from one of the other ducks pecking at him. How do I put the duck down humanely. I cannot & will not break… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have an American Pekin duck. aprox, 2 months old. I just
I have an American Pekin duck. aprox, 2 months old. I just noticed today that he is breathing heavy. Um.. more like he holds his breath and then breathes out heavy, if that makes sense. There are no o… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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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
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My Pekin duck has what I think is a prolapsed phallus. I
My Pekin duck has what I think is a prolapsed phallus. I don't live near any avian vets the closest one is 3 hours away and having asthma, with this virus I am not comfortable bringing him there. Is t… read more
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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
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What are the recommendations for a 5 week old Pekin with wry
What are the recommendations for a 5 week old Pekin with wry neck? He eats Purina poultry starter mixed with duck all life stages food along with peas. Brewers yeast and Nutri Drench a few drops per d… read more
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Good afternoon I have two 3 week old ducklings, one is a
Good afternoon I have two 3 week old ducklings, one is a Pekin and the other a Khaki Campbell. A few days ago the Pekin suddenly developed some odd symptoms of 'drooling' and then her neck went over a… read more
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I have two pekin ducks and in the last week or so their poop
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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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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
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