Hard, hot swollen pekin neck

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by brennalees, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. brennalees

    brennalees In the Brooder

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    I have a 2 1/2 month old Pekin duck. When I came home today I noticed her neck was very swollen when I went to feel her neck it was hot to the touch. The neck has a hard large knot in it. It does not feel gritty, or squishy. very solid and hard. She has little interest in eating and drinking and I have not see her poop since I've been home. Prior to this neck problem my pekin is currently being treated by what the vet thinks is a genetic bone problem that has caused her joints to become hot and infected (the other pekin I purchased with her is being treated for the same issue). She is responded well to medicine (meloxicam and amoxi-clav) and is starting to walk again. I have been to the vet 3 times in the last 3 weeks and am not suppose to go back for another 2 weeks for check up. I am desperate for help pertaining to her neck. I cannot afford to go the vet again tomorrow. image1.jpeg
     
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  2. Texag87

    Texag87 Crowing

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  3. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Crowing

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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Welcome to BYC!
    May I suggest that you email the picture to your vet?
     
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  5. brennalees

    brennalees In the Brooder

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    Thank you! I will definitely do that. I plan to call in the morning as well. I know they will want me to come in and if things get worse I will. I’m just really trying to avoid another vet bill if possible. Thank you again.
     
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  6. Texag87

    Texag87 Crowing

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    I called for Miss Lydia first because I always mis spell your name
     
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  7. I'm sorry you going through this, but a vet would be your best option. I know the price thing very well, as I often go to the vet for mine.
    By chance could she have ate something that is not allowing her to process through her system, like metal or glass?
     
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  8. brennalees

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    I don’t think she got a hold of anything because she’s currently a inside duck on towels because of her legs and the only food she had access too was the food I gave her. But I assume anything is possible. I’m calling vet this morning, will keep everyone posted. Thank you
     
  9. quackiemama

    quackiemama Crowing

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    I hope your pretty girl will be ok
     
  10. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Do you provide Grit?
     
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