× Attention! This is a potentially life-threatening condition for your bird and possibly your flock. Time is of the essence, contact your veterinarian immediately. Find me a Vet Contact Dermatitis
Contact dermatitis can be very serious for ducks, as they depend on their plumage for warmth and protection. The health of the bird's skin is influenced by several factors, which include nutrition, environment, and proper immune system functioning.
History Clinical signs Physical exam Bacterial culture Antibiotic susceptibility testing
Method Method Summary Supportive care Antibiotics Type is dependent on the specific pathogens and combination involved. Diet management Conduct a diet analysis to assess the current nutritional status of the duck. If imbalanced, modify by feeding a commercial feed designed specifically for ducks. Antioxidants Provide the bird with additional vitamins and echinacea
Do not expose ducks to any chemicals that they could possibly ingest, inhale, or come into contact with their skin or feathers. Feed a nutritionally balanced diet, that does not include bread
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