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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:03 pm 
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I found one of my duckling was swollen at the right chest(just under the neck). He is drinking and eating well. anyone knew what's happening with him/her?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:38 pm 
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It's crop is just full of food I think?

:idea: Try removing the feed from it overnight and report back in the morning whether or not the swelling has gone down. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:25 pm 
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I separated him and took the feed away. see what's happen tomorrow morning.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:58 pm 
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Will be interested in how it goes I personally would not like to see that in one of mine hopefully it is just a little piggy.
Let us know please.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:25 pm 
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No, nothing happening. I found out the neck was shorten(that why looks like the swollen). He definitly was sick and got some disease. anyone knew how to deal with.


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tquan, as this is looking more like a health issue I am moving this thread over to Good Sammy Medical Centre. Can you please go to the Checklist for the sick bird and copy and past it into the thread and fill in AS MUCH information as yoy can to help the medical people try to help you and your duckling.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:23 pm 
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If what you are saying is that the neck is scrunched up to one side, giving that appearance of being swollen in the photo, then it could be a similar thing to stargazing in ducklings.
I would get some water soluble vitamins for birds, soluvet is one brand and put that in the water for 4 or 5 days and see if it makes a difference. If you have some beroccas, they will do as a temporary measure as it appears it is the lack of the B group of vitamins that cause the main problems in ducklings.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:23 pm 
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thanks, I would give him soluble vitamins and see how it go.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:34 pm 
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Yes, it did have some improvement. the duckling seem happier and eat more, but the head still not straight and neck scrunched still.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:48 pm 
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Age: 8 days(2 weeks now)
Breed: muscovy
Sex: unknown

Your Location- country, state (different areas/climates have different problems)
ANSWER: Victoria

What is wrong? What symptoms have you noted? - As much detail as possible please.
ANSWER: head is not straight and neck scrunched

Full droppings description.- colour, consistency, frequency, offensive smell.
ANSWER: green or green with white

Respiratory Changes?- eg. breathing sounds, discharge, laboured breathing, facial swelling
ANSWER: make a little sound constantly

Digestive Changes?- eg. eating, drinking, crop filling & emptying
ANSWER: first couple of days eating well, then less. after give it vitamins, the duckling eat more.

Condition Changes?- eg. Weight, comb/wattle colour, skin, feathering
ANSWER: stop growing

Behavioural Changes?- inc. socialising, laying, crowing, broodiness
ANSWER: head not straight, like laying and sleeping. standing for food and drink

Agility Changes? - eg. any lameness, favouring, energy levels
ANSWER: laying and sleeping more

Describe your usual worming routine and products. [If none, say so and skip the next 3 worming questions.] Do you have a cycle that you use eg. every 3 months, or every six months?
ANSWER: No

1. When was the bird last wormed??- approximate date.
ANSWER:

2. What product was used to worm the bird, and how was it given? ? eg. in the drinking water, on the skin, by injection?
ANSWER:

3. Was a follow up dose given? (eg. 10-14 days later)
ANSWER: no

Any other recent medications?- antibiotics, coccidiosis meds, herbal remedies, etc
ANSWER: give some antibiotics, then stop. recently only vitamins

Other changes? – additions to the flock, diet, housing, extreme weather
ANSWER: separate it, keep inside.

Photos? – any relevant photos are very helpful
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:19 pm 
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tquan, you have only had the duckling on the vitamins for a couple of days, if it is a vitamin defiency it can take a couple of weeks to show any real improvement.

A couple of other things. You don't say what you are feeding them, they should be on chick starter or duck starter if you can get it. At this age they should also still be on heat, especially at night. I am presuming that you have more than one, so there is no reason he can't go back with his mates, he is probably feeling a bit lonely. If you have a lot and feel he is not getting enough of the medicated water or food, then just put a couple with him. There is no reason he can't go outside as long as it's a warm sunny day.
Your other option is to take him to an avian vet, but of course that is going to cost you. That's about all I can think of with, maybe someone else will come up with other suggestions.
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yes, I should clarify I feed him game bird starter with protein 28%. and I keep him inside the house with heat. I keep him separately as I am afraid he get a disease and spread to others.


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I believe this problem is a genetic or a problem that has occured either in egg or shortly afterwards.
I personally dont think this duckling will get better am sorry if this upsets you.
To me it seems more seriose than just a vitamin problem.
What you are feeding it would not be a cause for this.
You can continue with the vitamins keeping him warm is good.
This is not something that will effect the others but I would not put him out with them for no other reason except will not be able to keep up with them.
I think the next few days will decide what will happen.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:21 am 
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Unfortunately macl27 is probably right about the cause of the problem, but as long as he is still eating and drinking and not suffering, give him some time on the vitamins. He isn't contagious, so don't worry about the other ducklings catching it.

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So sorry that the problem is more complex than I'd hoped. :(

I feel that the prognosis or outlook for this little one is not very good. Can you tell us more, or even better if you could possibly post a short video so we can see and hear the sound it is making.

Respiratory Changes?- eg. breathing sounds, discharge, laboured breathing, facial swelling
ANSWER: make a little sound constantly - this concerns me. Do you think its a breathing sound? I'm sure that if you thought it was in pain that you would have not let it suffer further.


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