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Date Posted: 15:25:33 06/18/13 Tue
Author: Lisa (Upset and frustrated)
Subject: 2 month old peking with leg problem

I have an approximately 2 month old peking duck... ten in all, but only one with this particular problem. Initially she was fine, with the exception of only being born with one eye... she was walking fine and her legs and feet looked completely normal. After about a month into it her right leg and foot started turning in a little and her hock and thigh felt very warm to the touch. I asked the agway store where I got the duck from what to do and they suggested giving her penicillin as she needed an antibiotic. I did that for 14 days to no avail, I continued looking for help as her leg started getting worse and worse... I'm finding now I think she may have a niacin deficiency, she has the same symptoms. So I'm giving her supplements now but her leg has become terrible in the meantime. Her leg is bent up as if she is in sitting down position, she can barely walk on it because she holds it so close to her body and her toes are curled right in. Someone had just suggested getting a duck boot for her at tractor supply but I cannot find that product either in the store or online there. Please... any help would be so greatly apprectiated. I don't want it to be too late to help her to have a somewhat normal leg and be able to walk on it. I'm so frustrated I've been trying to get her help since this began and instead am only able to sit by and watch it get worse. I've tried vets in the area but there aren't any that I've found that have the knowledge or are willing to work with a duck. Please advise and thank you!!

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