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Inactive Or Blocked Oil Gland

Occasionally a duck's oil gland can become blocked and will stop producing some or all of its oil.

Symptoms

Unthrifty appearance
Swelling
Lack of preening

Diagnosis

  • History
  • Clinical signs
  • Physical exam
  • Laboratory tests

Treatment

MethodMethod Summary
Vitamin ALess than 20 KIU/kg administered IM once a week until resolved
Supportive care

Prevention

References

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