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My duck has deformed legs, I have been giving her niacin for
My duck has deformed legs, I have been giving her niacin for about 3 weeks now and epsom salt baths 2x a day … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
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I have a pekin duck with a dislocated leg the vet I took her
I have a pekin duck with a dislocated leg the vet I took her to said they can't keep it in place to fix it are they anything I can do to help her to be able to move around with out walking on the bott… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,774 satisfied customers
Do any bets have accreditation in CT in case my pet needs
Do any bets have accreditation in CT in case my pet needs medication Vets … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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Use. Ooops. My 6 week old duck has a slipped tendon She has
My 6 week old duck has a slipped tendon She has been walking on her hock for about a day and it is now swollen and not going back into place in trying to find info on what nsaids I can use … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,774 satisfied customers
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
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have two Silver Appleyards that are almost 3 mos old. They
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have four muscovy ducks (3 females, 1 male). One of the
Hi, i have four muscovy ducks (3 females, 1 male). One of the females (about 1 year old) is suddenly unable to walk and can only bear weight for a short time. She will try to walk but her legs don't s… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,774 satisfied customers
My 2 yr old Pekin has been limping since June. I've taken
My 2 yr old Pekin has been limping since June. I've taken her to the vet and was treated for bumble foot and recently for worms. She's still limping and falls over because she can't stand on left leg.… read more
BeverlyC1016
BeverlyC1016
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My duck lives in a cage on a bed she jumped and hit the wall
My duck lives in a cage on a bunk bed she jumped and hit the wall and landed with her wingstucked legs out behind her and her neck twisted with head upside down I picked her up and cradled her she has… read more
Dr. Patsy Fields
Dr. Patsy Fields
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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
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My duck has had a limp leg for awhile she still uses it but
My duck has had a limp leg for awhile she still uses it but she has a hard time standing and walking she often uses her beak to push herself up but when she gets a warm bath it seems to help … read more
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Dr. Michael Salkin
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I have a 2 year old Female Pekin duck. About 2 weeks ago she
I have a 2 year old Female Pekin duck. About 2 weeks ago she started not to walk. I examined and no Bumblefoot or injury's. She will stand for a minute or so and then just sit. She can flap her wings.… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
3,774 satisfied customers
Hello, I just adopted 4 baby duckies. I have a safe enclosure
Hello, I just adopted 4 baby duckies. I have a safe enclosure and I bath them every day. They are growing like weeds! But one of the two large ducks is different then the others. He/she looks like its… read more
Dr_Kitty
Dr_Kitty
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122 satisfied customers
Duck: two year old..year old female..walking..limp and couldnt keep
I have a two year old Female Pekin Duck with a severely swollen foot. She was walking on it and seemed to be getting around OK but had a bit of a limp and couldn't keep up with the rest f the ducks. W… read more
Dr:D
Dr:D
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Doctoral Degree
900 satisfied customers
hi, we have pekin ducks - two females and two drakes and we
hi, we have pekin ducks - two females and two drakes and we have just noticed that one of our females (the mother one it seems)has a big bald patch on her back (covered by her wings unless she falps t… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a pair of Chinese white ducks and the female is 6 1/2
I have a pair of Chinese white ducks and the female is 6 1/2 years old she currently lays an egg a day. Occasionally she becomes ataxic/recumbant but after adding vitamins/eltrolytes to water she reco… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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I have 4 pekin ducks that were born in may, 1 male and 3 females..The
I have 4 pekin ducks that were born in may, 1 male and 3 females..The problem is the male seems to have wet feather.I just switched them to flock raiser crumbles but what else can I do?… read more
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Dr. Pat
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Doctoral Degree
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ducks: nice fenced in area with a house for them and access
I bought 4 ducks in the Summer. We have a nice fenced in area with a house for them and access to two different ponds. We've had a cold a winter and a bunch of snow. I saw that three of the ducks were… read more
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Dr. Pat
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