Duck Prolapsed vent

RedheadErin

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Hey y'all,

I have an 18 month old muscovy with a prolapsed vent. The prolapse is about the size of a black walnut or a golf ball. We are not sure how long it has been like this as this particular duck likes to hide. As soon as we noticed it, we caught her and brought her inside. I contacted a Just Answer vet, and followed her advice. That is to say I cleaned it (warm tap water then sterile saline) and applied prep-h, 2 times, 5 minutes apart.

Now my vet has flaked on me, and I am stuck. The tissue looks much less inflamed, but is still about the same size. She has been leaking small amounts of runny poop, only a few teaspoons in the last 2 hours. There is no egg that we can see or feel. She does not seem to be in any obvious pain; in fact, she seems to feel fine except for being prodded.

I am not totally comfortable with trying to replace this prolapse by myself. When I push (gently!) on the tissue, it is sort of springy and resistant, and definitely does not want to go back inside.

I am trying to figure out whether we can safely keep the duck here over night, or if I have to make a run to the emergency vet right now. Any suggestions?
 

DiYMama540

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Haven't dealt with this myself, but I remember reading a couple that @Miss Lydia and @WVduckchick have helped. I remember them saying to keep it lubricated. You could use vaseline, coconut oil, olive oil...something on hand. Prep H was great advice from the vet. I would also add a cold bath?
Do you have any pics? Does it have dead skin?
@DuckyDonna @Claires Poultry

Hopefully some of my tags can be more help!
 

DuckyDonna

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Haven't dealt with this myself, but I remember reading a couple that @Miss Lydia and @WVduckchick have helped. I remember them saying to keep it lubricated. You could use vaseline, coconut oil, olive oil...something on hand. Prep H was great advice from the vet. I would also add a cold bath?
Do you have any pics? Does it have dead skin?
@DuckyDonna @Claires Poultry

Hopefully some of my tags can be more help!
I've got a few threads bookmarked on prolasped penis but I doubt it's the same thing. Here are the threads if you want to read up and maybe try some of these.
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/drakes-penis-isnt-going-back-inside-him.1290979/
https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/help-me-pls.1250745/page-8
https://www.backyardchickens.com/th...s-and-video-under-construction.1265686/page-3
 

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