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Pekin duck has small knot under her bill. She has been a bit
Pekin duck has small knot under her bill. She has been a bit standoffish the last couple of days. I only saw the know this morning. I gave her sav-a-chick last night and she seems to be feeling better… read more
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I have a 6wk old pekin duck whose left hip/leg is protruding
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Got disconnected. Sick two week old duckling. Drooling,
Sick two week old duckling. Drooling, swollen neck (ducks right side), mom pecking at it. Started yesterday. Could be Pekin or Crested duck … read more
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My pekin has a prolapsed vent. Pekin. Noticed yesterday
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I have a 10 month old female pekin duck. she is not able to
I have a 10 month old female pekin duck. she is not able to walk good. We are giving her niacin and magnesium supplements but it does not seem to be improving. She does not act like she is in pain. Sh… read more
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I have two Silver Appleyards that are almost 3 mos old. They
I have two Silver Appleyards that are almost 3 mos old. They both seemed to be getting around fine with the rest of the flock as of a couple of days ago. The following symptoms occurred in the first o… read more
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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
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I think my pekin duck has scoliosis. Is there anything that
I think my pekin duck has scoliosis. Is there anything that can be done to help her walk a little easier? … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Pekin duck with very hot limbs, gave him weak fish
Pekin duck with very hot limbs, gave him weak fish antibiotics, he can kinda stand … read more
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My duck was recently attacked by a cat and its face was all
my duck was recently attacked by a cat and its face was all cut up, we used anti-bacterial cream to cover the cuts and it seemed to be working, but now he can barely walk or stand after being able to … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I believe my duck has a dislocated shoulder. Yestersay.
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We have two Pekin ducks who were attacked by a raccoon
We have two Pekin ducks who were attacked by a raccoon overnite. They survived but have puncture wounds to the head and back. We've already applied VetRx and Blu-Kote. Any other suggestions would be w… read more
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Can a female Pekin duck live happy with a flock of hens
Can a female Pekin duck live happy with a flock of hens without having another female duck friend around? Or is it harmful to not give her a duck friend?… read more
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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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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have 2 Pekin ducks that were attacked by our dogs about a
Hi. I have 2 Pekin ducks that were attacked by our dogs about a week ago. They are semi wild ducks and live on a pond on our property. The one that was hurt badly we caught and put her in a shed with … read more
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What are the recommendations for a 5 week old Pekin with wry
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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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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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