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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 Isolate the bird from the flock and place in a safe, comfortable, warm location (your own duck "intensive care unit") with easy access to water and food. Limit stress. Call your veterinarian. 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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