Question about Muscovy Curuncles...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by FarmGirl21, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. FarmGirl21

    FarmGirl21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do they look scabby when they're 'expanding'?

    I have a female that has 2 reddish, scabby spots(new scab looking)/lines at the very back point of her mask. it's on both sides, at first i thought something got her an scratched her face up but it's in the same spot on both sides. i just wanna know if this is normal, i've never seen it like this on my other ducks...or maybe i'm just noticing it more on her because shes white....?
     
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  2. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First of all they aren't "carbuncles" (which is an infectious boil), they're called curuncles, but that was funny. [​IMG]
    They shouldn't be "scabby".
    Can you post a pic?
     
  3. FarmGirl21

    FarmGirl21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL, oops! yeah, that is kinda funny...better change it.. I will get a picture of her later today and post it up. thanks.
     
  4. FarmGirl21

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    Here's some pictures of the girl in question...they're a little bit blurry but she just wouldnt hold still for long. It is the same way on both sides, it doesnt look as yucky as it did the other day, but its still weird.
     
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  5. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure but looks like a sore to me.
    Try putting some Bag Balm on it.
    Thats the only thing that might stick
    or a spray like Blu-Kote but you'd have to have a helper cover her eye so you don't get any spray in her eye.
     
  6. FarmGirl21

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    Thanks, it's in a totally weird spot so i wasnt sure what it was. I know i've got bag balm around here, ill get some of that on her later today. Thanks Again [​IMG]
     
  7. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got to thinking maybe Bag Balm might not be a good idea.
    Its kind of mentholy and could be irritating if it seeped into the eye.
    Maybe antibiotic ointment would be better.
    It doesn't look that bad and may very well get better on its own.
     

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