pekin duck bent leg

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pekin duck bent leg

Post by lemoncoconut » Wed Oct 07, 2015 11:39 pm

the past week my pekin duck has been limping and isn't able to walk. it can only hop around on its right leg while it lifts its leg leg up. i have been feeding it brewer's yeast ever since i got him. recently as i was observing his bent leg the his femur bone seems to have curved. it's not splay legs or bow legged. is it possible to wrap his leg with vet wrap for extra support?

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Re: pekin duck bent leg

Post by critters » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:52 am

:slant: Hmm. I wonder if the baby's getting enough minerals and stuff, like calcium? I'd be super careful about wraps because it's SO easy to cut off the circulation if they're too tight.

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Re: pekin duck bent leg

Post by lemoncoconut » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:13 pm

he's almost 4 months and yes he does get minerals I make sure to give him water with Sav a chick electrolytes and probiotics

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Re: pekin duck bent leg

Post by critters » Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:07 pm

You might want to look around this board at the other bird posts, and it appears that quite a few Pekins have similar things happen. I know people have even built wheelchairs for them, which might be useful if weight is what's bending your baby's leg--at least until you find out the true cause and fix it. The bad thing about ducks and other "farm" animals, in my experience, is that vets don't really know what to do because such critters with disabilities haven't been saved, historically. It's not all that easy even with cats and dogs, but farm birds probably need even more creative thinking.

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Re: pekin duck bent leg

Post by lemoncoconut » Thu Oct 08, 2015 4:33 pm

I have been wanting to take my poor baby to the vet and i agree most vets don't have the knowledge about farm animals. the only thing I've only been able to find are vet wraps.

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