Call Duck Drake with prolapsed cloaca

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Aves, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. Aves

    Aves Out Of The Brooder

    What should/could I do at home and is it even possible that the eggs from his hens are even fertile?

    The end part looks necrotic, is it possible to cut it off, stitch the rest up, push back inside and stitch to keep it in? He is eating, drinking and bathing irregularly. I can tell the water bothers him on the prolapsed area.

    Or would the best plan to do is put hm down. I have a young drake up and coming that hatched in December 2011.
    Any advise would help.

    Thanks

    Aves
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I don't know what to tell you but here is some expert advise, I hope your drake makes it...
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/381872/phallus-prostration-male-prolapse-help#post_8386954

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  3. I just had that happen to my best drake. The experts I know suggested trying to work it back in using neosporin for it's antibiotic and lubricating value. They said try pouring sugar on it first because it has an osmatic function. Neither worked. Sometimes it does, in which case be sure to keep them away from the sight and sound of the hens so they don't get stimulated before they are ready. Weeks or months I don't know.
     
  4. I wound up taking mine to the veternary school at CSU in Fort Collins. The doc never had success with this with a duck but said mine was in better shape than most he had seen. He had the necrotic tip but was still moist. He wasn't going to amputate the tip, but did try stitching it in several ways. That approach has worked for exotic birds but didn't work for my drake. He even tried stitching it up inside the long way as an experiment but it came undone. The poor guy wound up with an amputation.
     
  5. Aves I keep thinking of more things to tell you that you asked about in your original post.
    It turns out that the eggs I hoped he had fertilized were not fertile at least ten days before the prolapse for some reason. Whether or not that was related to the prolapse I don't actually know.
    Hope your guy has a better outcome.
     
  6. brandi924

    brandi924 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it happened to one of my drakes to-used a little vasiline like antibotic cream and pushed it back in-it worked 4 me-no prob. since
     

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