One of our Cayuga girls has *something* protruding from her vent. The first thought that went through my mind was "prolapse!". It doesn't look 100% like any of the pictures that came up on Google when I searched for duck prolapses, so I'm not sure how to be positive that's what it is... Our ducks, while they recognize us as as protectors and providers of food, are not exactly cuddly with us...they're a little on the skittish side, to be honest. I have my doubts that I could get my hands on said girlie without waiting for my husband to get home to assist, and I don't want to stress her unduly.
I've looked through some of the threads dealing with prolapse and am thinking it may be best (if that *is* what it is..) to start with a warm bath. We haven't any PreparationH in the house, so I'd have to wait for husband to get home with it before I could use that mixed with honey (what I noticed a couple others here had used on their prolapsed ducks).
Any other suggestions? Should she be seen by the vet to be put on antibiotics? We've got some Tylan50 injectible here, but I'm not sure if that would be an appropriate antibiotic. We don't have an isolation box, and so it will be a struggle to put her someplace where she's in the dark (to prevent her from laying)...will this be absolutely necessary? If so, we'll have to find a way to make it happen, I'm just not sure how.
Would appreciate ANY advice anyone can give, really...I've never had this in any of our birds. :(