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Duck Doctoring


Our black Indian Runner duck was not breathing well and was not with the flock this morning. So I called one of our vets to see if she could be looked at. Our duck spent the day in a wooden crate and got taken to our vet 30 minutes from home. Our vet weighed her and listened to her chest. Our duck has fluid in her lungs. So for the next few days I give her a shot of steroid/antibiotic in the chest muscle. She is now housed in a caged horse water tank in our basement. She is bedded down with shavings, full water tank and all the duck food she can eat. She is eating and that is a great sign. She has to remain isolated from the flock until she can recover. I am so glad I do not have to tube feed her. We hope she pulls through and can return to her flock soon.

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