Tips on How to Prevent Duck Diseases

Make sure that what they're eating is nutritional. Ducks should always have fresh drinking water. If the water doesn't look like it's safe to drink, throw it out and replace it with some water that is clean, cool and fresh for them to consume. The container that it's housed in should be cleaned at least once each day.


Ø  Provide ducks with a balanced meal. The food should be rationed; otherwise, the ducks can contract a disease.

Ø  The troughs are required to be clean and dry all the time. If the trough is wet, there is a greater chance that it can be infested with bacteria (harmful) and mold.

Ø  If you have ducks that are the same age, keep them together in the same dwelling and administer the same medication to each of them.

Ø  The area where the ducks roam and congregate should always be clean with dry litter and properly drained so it will stay dry.    

Ø  There area where the ducks sleep at night should be protected from animals that are bigger than them, such as dogs, cats and large rodents. They can easily pass on different types of diseases. 

Ø  Ducks should not be involved in a lot of action because they can get stressed. They would not be able to produce as much.

Ø  The area where the ducks are housed should have plenty of ventilation. Do not crowd up the dwelling. The ducks will still need room to move around.

Ø  In order to keep them healthy, provide your duck(s) with vitamin mineral supplement that contains antibiotics. 

Ø  Do not feed the ducks any dead snails, fish or meat that may be spoiled. It could be toxic and harmful to them.

Ø  If you feed rice to the ducks, make sure they do not contain any harmful chemicals, such as insecticides.

Ø  Spray the ducks at least one time every year to keep away beetles, mice and anything else that may cause harm to them.

Ø  If you get new ducks, keep them away from the other ducks for at least fourteen days. You don’t want your current brood to catch any diseases from mixing in with the new ducks.

Ø  Place footbaths at different locations. This can help to prevent foreign agents from coming on the property.

Ø  Stop the entrance of unwanted guests and animal inside the farm.

Ø  Make a suitable house for the duck.

Ø  Always keep the house dry, neat and clean.

Ø  Vaccinate the duck timely for preventing disease.

Ø  Be more careful about seasonal diseases.

Ø  Always provide nutritious food and fresh and clean water.

Ø  Keep the disease infected duck separated from the healthy one.

Ø  Keep the dead body of duck under soil or burn it with fire.

Ø  Feed ducks with balanced rations. Ducks fed with unbalanced rations are vulnerable to diseases.

Ø  Make sure that feeding troughs are kept clean and dry at all times. Wet feed troughs may become contaminated with yeasts, harmful bacteria and harmful molds which are a source of mycotoxins. Since ducks are highly susceptible to aflatoxicosis, great care must be taken over feeding troughs.