Two weeks ago we collected a female swan from a nearby lake, she was very weak and kept collapsing.
We examined her, she was thin but there was nothing obvious. So off to our local vets she went for an X-Ray. in the past we have had very poorly swans in, that have swallowed fisherman’s tackle including line, hocks and weights, so an X-ray would show this, if it was the cause.
The X-ray showed no signs of fishing tackle or any other reason why she was so week. So we have put her on a course of antibiotics.
The good news is that, a week into her treatment she has shown signs of improvement, so much so that she has had a spell on our lawn and even a dip in the pond.