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I have about a 4 week old duck with leg problems. It has a
I have about a 4 week old duck with leg problems. It has a difficulty moving around. It still eats and drinks but lays down to accomodate walking problem. What sould I do?? … read more
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I think we have a hatchling with two slipped tendons. A baby
I think we have a hatchling with two slipped tendons … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a 4 month old Pekín that has had a slipped tendon for
Hello, I have a 4 month old Pekín that has had a slipped tendon for a few months. Is it too late to get it fixed? And how much does it usually cost? … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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He has a very hot swollen leg the injury seems to be at the
He has a very hot swollen leg the injury seems to be at the hock … read more
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I have a chick with a leg that is not working correctly.
I have a chick with a leg that is not working correctly … read more
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I have a 4 week old duck and it's unable to spread open it's
i have a 4 week old duck and it's unable to spread open it's left foot what do i do … read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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Smith. Another duck situation! My one very small female, was
Hi Dr. Smith. Another duck situation! My one very small female, was "attacked/raped" by three of my male ducks. They had never, to my knowledge acted this way before. They are just now 6 months old. S… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a chicken that is only putting weight on one leg. She
I have a chicken that is only putting weight on one leg. She is still eating and drinking it seems and she is very alert. And she does not appear to have any outward signs of injury. … read more
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Dr. Patsy Fields
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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
Dr. Patsy Fields
Dr. Patsy Fields
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Dvm
1,418 satisfied customers
I have 3 peachicks that I incubated. They are 35 days old
I have 3 peachicks that I incubated. They are 35 days old now. About 5 days ago, two of them began having one leg(knee) that turned in making them look bowlegged. It was suggested that they have slipp… read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
Avian Medicine Residency
4,732 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
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
Avian Medicine Residency
4,732 satisfied customers
I have a chicken with a swollen knee joint she is now
I have a chicken with a swollen knee joint she is now walking with one foot turned out could it be broken or just a tendon that has slipped? … read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
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I have a Pekin duck at about 8 weeks who had started limping
I have a Pekin duck at about 8 weeks who had started limping a couple days ago and now can't walk unless we move her or she uses her wings to slide/hobble across the ground. All our other ducks are to… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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My silkie chicken is not using her left leg and and hoping
HI There- My silkie chicken is not using her left leg and and hoping around on one leg. I inspected her leg and it is defiantly swollen at the hock joint and seems sensitive when I squeeze it- I belie… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
Veterinarian
Avian Medicine Residency
4,732 satisfied customers
I have a Muscovy duck who is about 11-12 weeks old. He can't
Hello, I have a Muscovy duck who is about 11-12 weeks old. He can't stand or walk and is trying to drag himself around with his wings … read more
Jeanne Smith, DVM
Jeanne Smith, DVM
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I have a 2 year old pekin duck named Hector. One day he was
I have a 2 year old pekin duck named Hector. One day he was unable to walk. We had him to see the vet and was put on antibiotics for 2 weeks and he does not seem to be able to stretch his legs out all… read more
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Jeanne Smith, DVM
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Avian Medicine Residency
4,732 satisfied customers
My chicken has a bent leg. I am not sure if it is broken or
My chicken has a bent leg. I am not sure if it is broken or displaced out of socket. She has trouble running but does not appear to be in pain. Is there anything that can be done for her that will not… read more
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Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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We rescue pekin ducks that were dumped at local ponds and have
We rescue pekin ducks that were dumped at local ponds and have set up a sanctuary/safe haven for them. One of them is a "special needs" duck. She came to use with a bad leg from either slipped tendon … read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
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Doctoral Degree
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