Originally Posted by AmandaVirginia @TwoDogFarm
My Call duck, Winter, had a prolapsed uterus about 6 months ago due to a soft shell egg. The vet wouldn't open for another two hours. So, for an hour I applied a decent amount of sugar every 15 minutes directly on her uterus. Then put her in a lukewarm bath for the remaining hour. By the time we got to the vet, two hours later, it had completely resolved all on its own. They monitored her 6-8 hours for a relapse and all the while she passed her soft shell egg. I added more calcium to her diet and she hasn't had any problems since. Is your girl of laying age? If so, is she on a layer crumble or pellet?
She is about 10 months old and has been laying for a while now. We do feed her layer pellets and she has oyster shells free choice which I always see her eating.
To be honest she is one of the last I would have expected to have this problem.
My biggest challenge with this is keeping the area moist, as she keeps wanting to dry off as soon as I put anything on the area. She's been in the dark cat carrier for the past 6 hours while ive slept. I just checked in on her and she is still hanging in there. I will be checking the affected area soon.
I've been a little frustrated with these vets around here though. I can't get one to help on the weekend at all. It's like whenever I mention that she's a duck, everyone says they can't help her. I know my regular vet will help but it will probably be tomorrow evening before he will look at her as he is not an avian vet. My problem is I don't know if she can make it that long.
I'm wondering now about the sugar though. When you apply sugar, do you make a kind of solution so it's wet?