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Update on my muscovey
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jaraub    Posted 04-03-2003 at 12:25:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I appreciate all the responses back on my post about my duck. We ended up taking her to the vet. She was not egg bound but they do think she has an infection. They put her on antibotics and gave her a shot. It is quite interesting trying to get a pill down her twice a day. We've tried to hide it in food but she spits it out. We have to pry her beak open a stick it down her throat. Ugh!! She seems better however, she is still having difficulties walking. Thanks again!

another idea...    Posted 04-03-2003 at 15:25:32       [Reply]  [No Email]

my smarter and better half reminded me of another trick that works with birds (she had ducks as a kid.)

Crush the pill up fine, and mix it with a little bit of creamed corn. The duck will eat the creamed corn like it is going out of style and won't even notice the "off" flavor from the pill powder.

Tom A

Tom A    Posted 04-03-2003 at 12:41:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey Kerri:

Not sure what antibiotic she's on, but injections might be easier than a pill. My vet taught me how to inject my chickens, and it isn't too bad after the first dozen times or so. You use a small gauge needle and inject right in the meaty part of the breast. Most times, they don't even seem to feel it.

Might talk to your vet about it, if the pills prove to be too hard.

Glad she's on the mend!

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