Unsure What This Is

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 4561 Carol, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. 4561 Carol

    4561 Carol New Egg

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    Right now I am currently treating a red that has wry neck. During treating, she constantly spacing the feathers out between her back feathers, and tail feathers. I noticed this... does anyone know what this is?
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  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    Hi Carol ... That is the uropygial [preen or oil gland]
     
  3. 4561 Carol

    4561 Carol New Egg

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    Thank you, are there more on that body then just that one? She currently had wry neck, which I am treating. She continues to deprecate her feathers & is exposing that part... do you have any idea why?
     
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    As far as I know, they only have the one.

    Has she been preening more than usual? The only reason I can think of for her exposing it is by constant preening. What treatment is she on? May be the medication is causing her feathers to be dry and/or unhealthy and she is overcompensating on the preening.

    Or, if it is in the early stages of infection or something similar, it might be irritating her.

    Sorry, that is all I have got .. hopefully someone more experienced will chime in.
     

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