Ruddy Duck Battles Infection And Loss Of Appetite

ruddy duck in cageThe following story was shared with us by The Raptor Trust in New Jersey.

A male ruddy duck arrived at the Raptor Trust after being found at an auto body shop in New Jersey. He was in good weight, but his bloodwork showed infection. He also would not eat.

We created a feeding tube mixture using EmerAid IC Omnivore, dried mealworms, brine shrimp, and lettuce. We supplemented its feedings with this special tubing mixture three times a day.

After a course of antibiotics and some time swimming in a pool, the duck was ready for release!