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Otherwise healthy laying Pekin. Approximately 6 months old.
Otherwise healthy laying Pekin. Approximately 6 months old. Doesn't seem to be egg bound our egg count has matched our ducks and we empty coop daily. This duck started to have trouble walking last nig… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My baby duck is just now three weeks old and her/him feet
My baby duck is just now three weeks old and her/him feet turned in within the last 24 hours. Is there anything I can do? Seems healthy in every other way. … read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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I have a 12 week old Pekin female duck that suddenly can not
I have a 12 week old Pekin female duck that suddenly can not balance herself and walk. We have 8 pekin ducks all about 12 weeks old and have noticed this last week the Drake has been trying to mate wi… read more
KelseyH717
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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 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
3,612 satisfied customers
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
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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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
3,612 satisfied customers
My duckling is having trouble walking. She doesn't have any
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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
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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
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,612 satisfied customers
My duck came out of her couple this morning and can not put
my duck came out of her couple this morning and can not put weight on her right leg, she just falls down and doesn't seem right coop* … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,612 satisfied customers
We have a 1 week old Pekin ducking that is eating and
We have a 1 week old Pekin ducking that is eating and drinking fine but yesterday out of the blue it couldn't stand up. We have about 14 ducklings all the ready seem fine. It did look like they were a… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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My 4 week old Pekin duck started showing lack of niacin 2
my 4 week old Pekin duck started showing lack of niacin 2 days ago. her legs are shaky and now shes super pigeon toed and walks on her feet. other then that shes eating, drinking water. Im syringe fee… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
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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
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,612 satisfied customers
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
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
veterinarian, practice owner
Avian Medicine Residency
3,612 satisfied customers
Five-month-old large female pekin duck has been unable to
Five-month-old large female white pekin duck has been unable to walk steadily for about an hour or so. She laid 3 eggs in past two days, after no eggs for two weeks. Looks healthy except for her balan… read more
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IS THERE A DUCK DISEASE THAT CAUSES DUCKS TO LOOSE THE CABILITY
IS THERE A DUCK DISEASE THAT CAUSES DUCKS TO LOOSE THE CABILITY OF WALKING, LOOSING MUSCULAR COORDINATION? IF SO WHAT WOULD IT BE. THEY GET A BALANCEAD FEED BUT ONLY EAT WHAT THEY WANT LEAVING PARTS O… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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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
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
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duck: Has been really healthy up to now but she is becoming unable
I have a female pekin duck that would be about 3-4 years old. Has been really healthy up to now but she is becoming unable to walk properly due to a large egg shape mass between her legs. Is it possib… read more
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