What is wrong with my duck?!?-large lump on top of her head

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duckiefanatic, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. duckiefanatic

    duckiefanatic Out Of The Brooder

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    I just noticed this when I went out to feed them today.[​IMG]
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    I have no idea what the heck this is? Does anybody else know anything about this?
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    If it came up quickly I am guessing it could be a sting. Yikes!

    Can you see if there is a sign of a sting? Meanwhile, a cool compress, perhaps some cooled oatmeal gruel on the knot.
     
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  3. duckiefanatic

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    It might not have came up right away I just have so many I probably hadn't noticed it but it never got my attention until now...
     
  4. Amiga

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    Is it very warm? How about the rest of her head and neck?

    It is possible it is some kind of infection if it has taken a while to develop. It could also be some kind of tumor. I hope someone who has seen this kind of thing checks in here.

    I would consider updating the title of the thread to - large lump on top of her head . . . that might attract help from someone with more experience with this kind of thing.

    I would put a cool Epsom salt compress on her head, and follow up with some triple antibiotic ointment (no painkiller).
     
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  5. duckiefanatic

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    Hmm I don't know I'll have to check tomorrow
     
  6. Amiga

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    Any way you can work on it tonight?
     
  7. duckiefanatic

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    Probably not but I can get back to you first thing tomorrow morning
     
  8. DuckyGaze

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    If you are still on this forum, I am curious to know what that lump turned out to be. My muscovy has a huge lump that has developed also on her head but it does not look to be a boil. Not hot to the touch at all and does not seem to bother her but I am still quite worried.
     
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    They were last online January 16 2015 [​IMG]
     
  10. Amiga

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    Could it be a sting or bite?
     

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