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

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

  1. Ohliger

    Ohliger New Egg

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    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!

    Steve
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    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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