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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:06 am 

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Hello everyone,
I need some advice on my duck. It is a mallard, two months old. Until a few days ago, she was very active, ate very well and was very lively. One day I was working in the yard, and she was eating worms (some white worms). Immediately after, she did seem kind of slow. The next day she ate some more of those worms and she was visibly not well; couldn't keep her balance in one leg, the leg looked a little torn, she seems like she cannot move her neck well and can't scratch herself in the back or take proper baths anymore. She eats, but only a little (mostly tomatoes, but not greens and other things).
Has someone experienced this and what could I do to help her. I thought she would get better once she passed the worms, but it doesn't seem so.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:11 pm 
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This sounds like a toxic reaction to something she’s eaten. The worms (maggots?) may have had something to do with it.

Just keep water near her and add a laxative to the water - either molasses or Epsom salts at a rate of 25ml or grams per litre. And do your best to tempt her with whatever she’ll eat. Hopefully she’ll recover from this.

Cheerio, Rach
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