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Issue 56  August 2009

In This Issue:

  The Pet Duck Guide Book is here!
  Roberta Update
  Livingston Ripley W. C.
  Outside Farewells...
  The Month in Photos
  Majestic Pre-arranged Adoptions
  Majestic Sponsorship
  Recommended Reading

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Sanctuary videos change throughout the month, so keep checking back to see the latest!

Outside Farewells...

Good-bye darling Jonah... may you be reunited with your brother Elijah and your sweetheart Fiona in the Spirit World. Our sympathies to Glynis & Eric during this difficult time...

Good-bye darling Leona... I can't believe you have left your family too. They miss you dearly, beautiful girl...

The Month in Photos!

Jezebel in the grass...

Bonnie "Bonster-Monster"

Gulliver, you are just too handsome!

Duran Duran go fishing!

"I'm not gonna try it, you try it..."

New goose toys are courtesy of our new volunteers Barbie & Jim! 

Pre-arranged Adoptions

Big Boy


Majestic Sponsorship

If you canít adopt, please consider sponsoring a duck or goose in our care by visiting our sponsorship page.  

Recommended Reading*

The Ultimate Pet Duck Guide Book

Product Description

Unlike other duck books that are loaded with unwanted "for table" references, or guide books that will advise you to destroy your sick pet as if they are untreatable or unworthy of veterinary care, our Ultimate Pet Duck Guide Book will give you all the advice and information you need to care and protect your beloved feathered friends.

Click here to order.

* For our full recommended reading list, click here. If you order from Amazon by way of our website, Majestic receives a portion of the proceeds!

Published Authors

If you are a published author and would like your duck or goose book featured as our Recommended Reading of the month, please send a copy of your book to us for consideration.

Please include your email address with your submission, so we can contact you.

Contact Us

Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary
17 Barker Road
Lebanon, CT 06249

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"The Ultimate Pet Duck Guide Book" is Here!

With over 150 full color photos, inspiring anecdotes and the answers to every question we have ever been asked about how to properly care and provide for ducks.

This beautiful guide is simply a MUST for any family that includes a pet duck!

See below for ordering information!



A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Majestic!

Back cover copy:

This is the reference book that duck-lovers have been waiting for! Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about your ducks all in one comprehensive, pet-friendly guidebook.

Written by the Founder & President of Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary, a rescuer who understands the connection between pet ducks and their guardians, this guide treats your feathered friend as a loving and worthy companion.

Based on first-hand experiences and containing the answers to hundreds of questions, this guide covers everything from day-to-day care to serious medical issues. You’ll learn essential tips on food, housing, flock management, enrichment and more!

Complete with inspiring anecdotes and over 150 full color photos, if you have a pet duck in your life or are considering letting one join your family, this guide is an absolute must.

Roberta Update

Gulliver watches over Roberta

We want to thank all of Berty's Leg Up Supporters! Your donations are really helping us cover her weekly vet costs. Thank you also to Donna and the Garey family for helping to supply her with some much-needed medications.

Berty is walking a little better these days, but we still have a long way to go in getting the staph infection out of her inflamed leg. She is still getting her weekly Adequan injections in addition to taking her daily medications. To protect the flora of her intestines while on Clindamycin, Berty also gets 1 ml of live culture yogurt with L. acidophilus twice a day.

Berty is scheduled for an x-ray Monday morning and surgery will be scheduled within the week. Our new waterfowl vet Dr. Otka at All Friends Animal Hospital is consulting with Dr. Speers, DVM to ensure that all options are being thoroughly explored.

Gulliver & Roberta in a lover's chat

Since coming to our sanctuary Berty and Gulliver have become quite the pair and boy does she TALK when he comes around! Berty has many friends and spends her days swimming on our large, enclosed pond and her nights in a thick bed of hay in the barn.

Thank you again to all of her Leg Up Supporters and we will continue to keep you posted on her progress!



Coccidia are one-celled protozoa that infect the lining cells of the intestine of infected ducks. Some symptoms include bloody diarrhea and weight loss. Your vet can confirm whether or not they are present by testing a stool sample and looking for their eggs. If the test shows positive, your vet will most likely prescribe Albon, to your entire flock.  

Gape Worm (Syngamus trachea)

If you see your duck continually opening its bill and gasping, like itís trying to get something out of its throat, this could be gape worm, which is also a roundworm.

Donít take this as a sign of poor hygiene if it comes up. Ducks and geese usually get gape worms from eating earthworms; geese seem to be more vulnerable to them.

The presence of gapeworm can be confirmed via fecal exam, so bring a sample to your vet if you suspect their presence. If positive, your vet will likely prescribe a one-time treatment of Ivermectinģ solution, which they will prepare for you. Be sure to treat all of your flock members.

Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy

We would like to thank Michele for the personal tour of the Conservancy this month. It was great to see you and Ian again and we really enjoyed our visit and your company.

Thank you also for your continued guidance with our own ducks and geese, and for your rapid response through your Webbed Foot Wildlife. Parker the little wood duck found in the road and Turkey Lurkey who lost his momma and decided our sanctuary was a good place to come and ask for help are both alive and well thanks to you! 

For more information about the Conservancy or to become a member, please visit their website at www.lrwc.net


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