Duckling with swollen eye

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  1. IveGoneQuacky

    IveGoneQuacky Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all I have a 6 day old crested pekin duckling with a swollen eye and mass behind it.I have been doing warm compresses 3-4 times a day, vetracin x2 daily and neosporin at bedtime. Wasn't sure if anyone has seen something like this? No others are sick and he isn't coughing or sneezing or showing any outward signs of illness.

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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! @IveGoneQuacky that looks like an infection, If possible I'd take the little one to a vet. It may need some antibiotics. @casportpony any ideas?
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    @Miss Lydia I agree - that needs some attention. A vet may need to drain it as well as prescribe oral antibiotics.
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    @Amiga It is not something I wouldn't want to try and treat so close to the eye. It does look like it maybe an abscess.
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would not want to try it, myself, either. But perhaps the person has some experience with this kind of thing, or knows a medical person.
     
  6. Miss Lydia

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    I hope so or can take the little one to a vet.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

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    @IveGoneQuacky please let us know how the little one is doing.
     
  8. IveGoneQuacky

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    He's still doing well. It looks like its been getting smaller over the last few days. He doesn't seem in any distress . He arrived from the hatchery Thursday morning with this and eats drinks and plays like his siblings.
     
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    Hopefully it will continue to get smaller then I hope so. Thanks for the update.
     

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