Something strange out of my duck

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  1. DanTduckman

    DanTduckman Chirping

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    Hi Again All,
    I have a white pekin who has been sick since January 3.
    She began loosing weight. Began at 2.6kg and over the course of 2 weeks dwindled to 1.9kg. When the bright green poop started it was off to the vet and after $484 and an over night stay she came home with a script of broad spectrum antibiotics. She finished the script but never re-gained the weight. She was our happiest duck. Aways loved to be picked up and petted. But now bites anyone coming nearby.
    We waited another 2 weeks and took her to a different vet. After an inspection and script we left that vet $131 lighter.
    We gave her enrofloxacin for a month morning and night. Still no weight gain. I noticed she seemed to have some strange lumps underneath. I did the internal check and discovered a series of lumps the biggest seemed to be only able to be felt from outside (between legs underneath)
    Emailed vet who said bring her in again. So we did. Got a different vet who didnt seem to care much. Suggested it was most likely tumours.
    We were a bit saddened as the bill for xray was $300. We decided to cease pouring out money. Brought her home and i started giving her 1 1/2 apricot seeds per day (half morning, half midday and half nightly) along with tumeric. Its been 3 weeks since she has been on this and today i noticed a strange thing protruding out her butt.
    I carefully massaged around and gently pulled it. She didnt seem to be in any pain. This large blob with some sort of internal structure came out. Could this be a tumour? Or maybe a bound egg? 20180324_173128.jpg 20180324_173128.jpg 20180324_173140.jpg
     

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  2. DanTduckman

    DanTduckman Chirping

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    Forgot to mention, we didnt go for the xray.
    I decided to try natural forms of medicine as opposed to keep paying for vet visits.
    This strange mass that came out was really smelly.
     
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  3. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    Looks like a lash egg. Which means she has an infection. How old is she?
     
  4. DanTduckman

    DanTduckman Chirping

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    Just 1 year old
     
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  5. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    yes, lash egg

    i sure hope she gets better, you have invested a lot in her.:hugs
     
  6. DanTduckman

    DanTduckman Chirping

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    :confused:
    Thanks for your reply.
    I just did some research, looks very similar.
    I am hoping the antibiotics has helped:confused:.
     
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  7. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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  9. CayugaJana

    CayugaJana Free Ranging

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    Now that she’s had all the rounds of antibiotics, how is she acting?
     
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  10. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    i think he said she has turned from happy/friendly to aloof and 'bitey'. Maybe discomfort from more lash eggs, "series of lumps" ...:confused:
     
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