Swollen cloaca and other issues

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

  1. zanelee

    zanelee Chirping

    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 Chirping

    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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