Ancona Duck has black "mold?" growing on butt/vent?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ohliger, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. Ohliger

    Ohliger Hatching

    Jan 24, 2015
    Good morning,

    First time user on this forum, so please be kind.

    I have 3 Ancona drakes, and one keeps getting this black dirt, slime stuff on his butt and vent area. And every time he poops, he rocks back and forth like a rocking horse. Otherwise, he's very healthy and active. We wash "the dirt" off with soap and water and then it seems to come back after a few days.

    Any ideas on what it could be or how to get rid of it permanently?

    Many thanks!


  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    My first thought is vent gleet, a fungal infection. Might want to look at that - I would take a fecal sample to a vet. May also be lower G.I.bacterial infection. Knowing which it is will help decide what to do.

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