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help duck bleeding out of her ears!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by helpmeandmyb, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. helpmeandmyb

    helpmeandmyb Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 17, 2014
    She is a pekin i think and she is bleeding out of her ear her skin is green around it i dont know what to do i can show you guys a picture if you want to see what it looks like
  2. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2014
    Round Rock, TX
    A pic should be helpful. Try posting in the emergency section too. You might get help quicker. I'm not going to be of any help because I am new. Did something happen to her?
  3. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2014
    I'm no expert either, but I'd put Bacitracin on it immediately, and keep seeking a diagnosis. I'd probably also administer oral antibiotics.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2014
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    As I mentioned on the emergencies forum, I would start her on antibiotics right away.

    Get her to a vet a.s.a.p. if at all possible.

    Rinse the ear with Vetericyn four times a day. If you don't have that, use a mild saline solution.

    Make sure she can wash her head frequently. I would put a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar per gallon of water, and let her dunk her head in that.

    It is possible it could be a fungal infection, a vet might be able to test to be sure it is bacterial - but my guess is bacterial.

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