Muscovy hen with severly swollen head - HELP!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Goat_Walker, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Well I noticed one of my chocolate scovie hens has a VERY swollen head! Its not just swollen in one spot, its the whole head! About the size between a baseball and softball. I feel so bad for her! I mean she doesnt seem stressed by it and is eating and drinking normally, but still! Its huge! I had a friend over at the time who works at a vet clinic and he says it looks like a bee sting or a snake bite - but i didnt find any puncture wounds.
     
  2. Kim65

    Kim65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There was a young pullet on the Emergency board with a giant puffy head the other day. Those who answered figured it was a bug bite or bee sting.

    I'd give her half of a Benadryl (12.5mg) dissolved in a bit of water and squirt it down her throat with a syringe. Benadryl will cut down on the swelling.

    My dog's whole head and neck swelled up a month or so ago, scared me to death. I took him to the vet and they figured a bee sting or spider bite. They gave him Benadryl and Prednisone pills. In a couple of days, his face was back to normal again [​IMG]
     
  3. PlumTuckered

    PlumTuckered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh the poor baby :-(
    Can you get some liquid benadryl for her? I hope she gets better quickly

    Michelle
     
  4. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    If I can catch her tonight ill try the benadryl. Thanks you guys! Ill let yall know if anything changes.
     

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