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WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY DUCK?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sarnold1, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. sarnold1

    sarnold1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I went out to take care of my chickens and ducks and picked up one of my male mallard ducks to hold him and saw this:[​IMG]
    What is this thing?????? It's like pretty long and curled up. It's been this way for like two hours that I know of! Do I need to take him to the vet?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    He has a prolapsed penis. Do an on site search 'drake prolapsed penis'. Several threads should show up.
     
  3. sarnold1

    sarnold1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks!
     
  4. sarnold1

    sarnold1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much do you think surgery would cost?
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    He may not need surgery. It would be something to ask the vet. Surgery can be risky, though there are times it must be tried, and more and more, there are successful surgeries on waterfowl.

    Here is some of what Storey's Guide says.

    Drakes should be immediately isolated in a clean pen to prevent other ducks from damaging the penis by nipping it. If the bird is valuable and his problem is discovered before the penis has become infected or dried out, recovery is possible. The organ should be washed with clean, warm water and then disinfected and treated with a medicated ointment. You can try pushing the penis back into place, but - as often as not - it will pop back out in a short time. Apply the ointment daily until he is fully recovered, which may required several weeks or longer. Drakes should not be allowed to mate for at least 3 months..
     

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