My wife and i noticed yesterday that one of our magpies has a lump near her rear. We were able to hold her and feel it. It is soft. We think its either an abscess or an egg that might become an issue. I have attempted to attach pics from my ipad and 2 different computers but the forum will not allow me to.
Duck with a lump
I would get her into a tub of lukewarm water, let her float for a while.
Can you take a look at her vent?
It could be some egg binding, it could be something else.
Generally with egg binding, an hour or so floating in lukewarm water can relax the muscles and help pass the egg or eggs. Extra calcium - like a Tums crushed up and added to treats, or 100 mg of calcium citrate from a crushed tablet in treats can help.
A vet would be good, if possible. Ducks can also have internal swelling due to other problems including infections and heart troubles.
Has she already been laying? How is she otherwise?
It might be within the range of normal, but it is noticeable.
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Forgot to add she's eating drinking swimming and interacting with the flock normally. He movments are not erratic and her walking and other duck movments have not changed. I am thinking about after her bath to treat the bare area with rubbing alcohol to clean it and then apply blue coat to protect the area.
Alcohol will dry it out and burn.
Remember Epsom salt is a laxative, so I use it as a compress for injuries. It can be helpful as a flush in the case of botulism or other poisoning, but as a laxative there is a risk of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.
Glad to read she is acting normally otherwise. Can ducks get fatty tumors?