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|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.|
|Manual removal||Visible leeches can sometimes be gently removed using forceps, after applying proxymetacaine hydrochloride to the surface to aid in removal.|
|Ivermectin||Dip the ends of protruding leeches in ivermectin (10 ug/ml), apply in the form of nasal drops, or administer 0.02 ml/kg orally or subcutaneous.|
|Ophthalmic antibiotic ointment||May be required for secondary bacterial infections involving the eyes.|
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