Swollen cloaca and other issues

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by zanelee, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. zanelee

    zanelee Chillin' With My Peeps

    My children noticed this evening that our 4 year old female pekin duck has a hugely swollen cloaca. (I think) It basically looks like a very swollen, red (and bleeding some) donut.
    She doesn't seem to be in any pain, so we brought her in and she had a bath. I'm planning on putting some prep h on it, but once the swelling goes down, doesn't really seem to be anything to put back in.
    There's just a lot of swelling. (Unless I'm missing something somewhere)
    Suggestions? Does she need antibiotics? If so, what, how and where?

    Thanks for any help!
  2. zanelee

    zanelee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, I just ran a fecal check on my duck and found whipworms and a few roundowms and a couple of mites. I am SHOCKED!
    I am not well versed on bird mites, but it was similar looking to a sarcoptic mite.

    I can worm her and all my flock, but what do I do about mites? There have been no symptoms, well, up until my duck's butt.
    What do I look for? How do I treat?
    Could this be the cause of her swollen-ness?
    Thanks for any help!

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