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Indian Runner with a Yeast Infection??

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Hi Folks! Quick question for you all out there.  It seems I have a female Indian Runner with a yeast infection.  I'm not sure how long this has been going on as I normally don't see that area when I pick her up.  Does anyone know how to treat her at home? My Vet does not treat chickens or ducks and the closest one is two hours away.  I have been giving her warm soaks in dawn dish soap and apple cider vinegar.  One article I read for chickens suggested applying monistat to the area and adding two tablespoons of pure unfiltered apple cider vinegar to one gallon of water.  They have a fresh pool to swim in daily, but we all know ducks can dirty it up in no time.

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I would consider the monistat.  I think some folks call that gleet (if I understand what's going on with her correctly) - you may be able to find more information using that term.

 

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Please keep us posted, and please post over on the Duck Forum.  There is so much going on there, I think some duck folks concentrate on that forum and don't often check here....

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I was also wondering - might it be a prolapse?


Edited by Amiga - 5/30/16 at 6:23pm

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Yes, Gleet sounds correct.  Nothing is protruding, just a bit swollen, no redness, just some milky discharge  Eating and drinking normally, happy.

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Please keep us posted. :hugs

 

I am wondering if any of the natural anti-fungals might help....like a pau d'arco tea compress....

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I'm going to try the monistat and unfiltered apv for now and see if that helps. Ill let you know wink.png
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Well Amiga, I'm not entirely sure if my treatments of flushing with unfiltered apple cider and monistat are working.  I suppose I'm not seeing as much drainage, but she still looks swollen, not red.  On a side note in regards to my other Chocolate Runner female, she developed a hard mass on her head about a month ago.  It literally popped up over night.  I thought at first perhaps my male got a bit rough with her and knocked her head.  But the mass never went down and when I touched it, it was very hard.  My guess is she has a fast growing brain tumor :(  She is only one year old.  My sweet Indiana Jones.  Her attitude has changed to the point where she is broody, and trying to hatch three eggs.  I decided to allow her to try if that is what is making her happy.  Perhaps she knows she is dying and has an urge to be a mother.  I truly hope she is successful as I would love to have a baby of hers before she passes.

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Tough all around...:hugs

 

I don't know that tumors show up that quickly.  But I am not a vet.  Wondering if it's a cyst.  Are you currently giving B vitamin supplements?  I would try it.  Won't hurt.

 

For the vent issue ... hmmm.  Have you tried antibiotics?  I know that could be problematic if it's yeast, but what if it's bacterial?  Have you put any of the discharge in hydrogen peroxide to see if it bubbles? 

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I'm sorry to hear about your ducks, I wish I could do something to help! :hugs

        5 African Geese,  1 Mallard, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Fawn & White Indian Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 

                            2 Mixed Ducks, 15 Pigeons, and 5 Ducklings! I'm Chicken Free!!!!!!!!!!

John 14:6: Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

                                                     

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        5 African Geese,  1 Mallard, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Fawn & White Indian Runner, 1 Khaki Campbell, 

                            2 Mixed Ducks, 15 Pigeons, and 5 Ducklings! I'm Chicken Free!!!!!!!!!!

John 14:6: Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

                                                     

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