- Apr 15, 2014
Our male duck was "overgroomed" a bit by our Lab last summer and ended up with some pretty nasty cuts to the chest and a sore leg. I managed to nurse him back to health with frequent washing, extra food and some tea tree oil. He recovered completely, except for a bit of a limp. Over the winter (in Canada), his leg got quite a bit worse and it seems immobile. I can't put him down because Daffy still seems to move around, has lots of spirit and otherwise seems healthy- he just requires frequent bathing. This spring, I've noticed this big boil like thing on his upper leg, right below the feathers. When looking at it, I touched it, and it...came out...a plaque type deposit about the size of a decent marble. Unfortunately it keeps coming back- how can I take care of this thing? Should I wash it and wrap it in gauze? Has anyone dealt with anything like this before? Like I said, he's taken a turn for the worse in terms of his leg but he is still bright, alert and full of spirit...any guidance would be appreciated!