Duck breeding is an integral part of the life of rural people. Someone chooses this path for personal needs, such as food and a small amount of mutual assistance from sales. And some are taken for this matter thoroughly pursuing only the financial goal. So, breeding ducks is a daily amateur occupation and a very lucrative business idea. But in order to start breeding ducks, you must carefully understand what you are going to deal with, and what diseases exist, how they are treated, what care is needed for ducks and what breeds generally exist. In general, all the necessary things that you need to know for this type of occupation.
Duck meat – high-calorie, tasty. Ducks are grown by means of a hen, with the help of an incubator or buy small ducklings (diurnal, podrashchennye). But before you get the ducklings, think about which room they will be in. Small ducklings need a draft without drafts, insulated, preferably heated, after which you need to whitewash and lay straw or sawdust. As the pollution is changing the litter.
Ducks diseases. Prevention
The best way is to apply preventive measures, than to deal with an already occurring disease. The cause of the disease can be anything: a violation of the feeding regime or the wrong content. At any time it is necessary to closely monitor your pets, the rapid identification of a diseased individual and its removal from the rest, protects all livestock from infection, and, most importantly, can be avoided.
The main signs of the disease:
1. Poor appetite.
2. Weakly open duck eyelid.
3. Uneven or shortness of breath.
4. It refuses the motor system: limp, numbness of the limbs, convulsions or nervously twitching. These are very important signs, so they are combined into one item. If you observe this with your pet, always isolate it from the others and immediately consult a specialist. This may be a lack of any vitamins in the body, and can also be a serious poisoning.
A good sign of anything can become a litter. Black litter with a greyish-white coating should be in all healthy ducks. Sand and yellow droppings are a consequence of the fact that the bird abuses carbohydrates. Mucous discharge with reddish wreaths is a sign that the duck consumes animal proteins a lot.
Diarrhea. Is it scary?
Yes. If the ducks have diarrhea, it is necessary to beat the bells. How to understand that ducks have diarrhea? Firstly, again we look at the droppings. Litter should be liquefied greenish in color. Secondly, it is the presence of severe pollution near the anus. In any case, whatever the cause of the disease was, it requires isolation from the rest, careful research, consultation of the veterinarian and treatment, if necessary.