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Duck eye problem

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cassieatll, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. cassieatll

    cassieatll New Egg

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    My male duck has a big white bubble on the corner of his eye. The eye itself looks fine and he can blink over the bubble but the bubble is really big! There is no red at all it's just like someone inflated the white corner of his eye? Does anyone know what this is or how to treat it? No one around me treats ducks so I am not sure what to do for him. Thanks...
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I haven't seen that. Could you give him a chance to have a good bath in clean water? Does he have water deep enough to wash his head frequently? Is there a way to post a picture of it? Thanks. Hope we can figure this out quickly.
     
  3. cassieatll

    cassieatll New Egg

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    Well when I got home last night the bubble had went down or popped? It still didn't look infected but you could tell where it was and they have a big heated water pan that I fill with fresh water every day. I guess I will just watch it and make sure it doesn't get nasty looking? Does anyone know what I can put in it if it does get to looking bad?

    Thanks,
    Cassie
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    You can use neosporin w/o pain killer in the eye.
     
  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    You also may be able to find a Vet that sells eye ointment too. I always keep an extra tube on hand for things like scratches or irritated eyes.
     
  6. cassieatll

    cassieatll New Egg

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    Well it still doesn't look infected or anything but the eye "bubble" is back. It's the strangest thing I have ever seen, I don't know what to do for it and no one has ever heard of it before.
     
  7. LuckyDuck411

    LuckyDuck411 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If its in the corner closest to his bill it's possible that it is a problem with the 3rd eyelid (nictitating membrane).
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Is there some chance you can get someone with a camera to take a picture of his eye? I think the nictitating membrane idea has merit, but one person's bubble is another person's membrane, and - okay, I'll say it - a picture is worth a thousand words!

    Pretty please? Pic?
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  9. LuckyDuck411

    LuckyDuck411 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree. A picture would be great...the only reason I'm thinking maybe not the nictitating membrane is because its usually red/pink in color...not white.
     
  10. cassieatll

    cassieatll New Egg

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    I will try but this will involve me getting my husband to go to the barn with me to hold him or take the pic and I don't know if that will happen lol. I can hold him myself to treat him but not to take a good picture.
     

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