Hello, I've taken our Welsh Harlequin to two vets, neither of whom think it's bumblefoot since it is a hard mass. When a syringe was inserted, only a pink / reddish serum came out. The first vet gave her an antibiotic which hasn't shrunk the lump much at all, even after 10 days. Soaking in Epsom salts and applying antibiotic also didn't seem to do much. Vet1 says we shouldn't worry about it as long as she isn't limping ("she's a duck, after all"), and Vet 2 says surgery is optional, though he'd recommend it. He thinks it's fibrous tissue that developed from walking on surfaces that are too hard. Surgery will cost $600 ! Does anyone have any recommendations as to alternatives? Is this actually an infection, or just a callous? Is bumblefoot hard, or is it a soft lump? Thank you!