Sick duck

Asked January 17, 2013, 3:23 PM EST

Hi, I have a duck that is ill. She has green excrement and is not eating or drinking. I'm worried she has pasteurella. I've isolated her and started giving her sol met last night and some supportive care by giving her some mealworms in addition to her normal food. This morning she didn't seem any better. I have a second duck and wonder if I shouldn't put them together for company. Is there anything else I can do, or do you have any suggestions?

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

You are doing all you can short of obtaining a proper diagnosis, which would entail euthanizing the bird.

Pasteurella (Fowl Cholera) is possible but not certain.

If there is no improvement in 2 to 3 days of antibiotics, try a different antibiotic.