I have no idea what the heck this is? Does anybody else know anything about this?
What is wrong with my duck?!?-large lump on top of her head
If it came up quickly I am guessing it could be a sting. Yikes!
Can you see if there is a sign of a sting? Meanwhile, a cool compress, perhaps some cooled oatmeal gruel on the knot.
Edited by Amiga - 10/2/13 at 7:16pm
Is it very warm? How about the rest of her head and neck?
It is possible it is some kind of infection if it has taken a while to develop. It could also be some kind of tumor. I hope someone who has seen this kind of thing checks in here.
I would consider updating the title of the thread to - large lump on top of her head . . . that might attract help from someone with more experience with this kind of thing.
I would put a cool Epsom salt compress on her head, and follow up with some triple antibiotic ointment (no painkiller).
Edited by Amiga - 10/2/13 at 7:20pm
Any way you can work on it tonight?
If you are still on this forum, I am curious to know what that lump turned out to be. My muscovy has a huge lump that has developed also on her head but it does not look to be a boil. Not hot to the touch at all and does not seem to bother her but I am still quite worried.
Could it be a sting or bite?