What's wrong with my butt? It is a Staph infection!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SimplySplendidSilkies, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. SimplySplendidSilkies

    SimplySplendidSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2010
    Adairsville, GA
    So this is my little Bells she is about 6 mths of age blk silkie. She has had this problem since being shipped here and had tape stuck to her bottom about 8 wks ago. I assumed the problem was from loss of feathers from tape being stuck to her behind. I have been breaking up the gook with my finger nails and it comes off like a brittle nails sometimes taking the feather with it. It always comes back. I brought her in today and tried a warm soak which did soften it up but it is still there. THe gook appears to be coming form the feather shafts and spreading to the area around. Almost like a calicum deposit. I shared the pics with my friend and she suggested I post here. I am not sure what is is or what I can do about it. I did spray it with oxine today after the bath hoping it would kill of any bacteria.
    Please help us!

    I would like to treat at home if at all possible.
    She is acting, eating, pooping normal

    Thanks for looking
    Tisha
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    Last edited: Feb 24, 2011
  2. Sootsie

    Sootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bump
    sorry cant help hope someone else can
     
  3. LeezyBeezy

    LeezyBeezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks kind of warty, maybe?
     
  4. scooby8863

    scooby8863 Out Of The Brooder

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    looks like you silkie may have clusters of lice eggs at the bottoms of the feathers, but hard to tell. [​IMG]
     
  5. SimplySplendidSilkies

    SimplySplendidSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2010
    Adairsville, GA
    I am leaning towards some type of fungus.
    I have checked for lice and treated just incase I missed something.
     
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  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Looks like mites to me......time to get the Sevin dust out! Or can use Adams flea and tick spray.
     
  7. SimplySplendidSilkies

    SimplySplendidSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2010
    Adairsville, GA
    I have already done that but I did not see any lice or mites on her. Is there some type of feather fungus. I am googling it now.
     
  8. SimplySplendidSilkies

    SimplySplendidSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2010
    Adairsville, GA
    I ran to the store to pick up cream for athletes foot. I wonder will that help? Soon as I posted fungus it hit me. Treat it like a fungus. Not sure and would still love to hears other thoughts. Unless there some sort of feather mite I do not belive it to be any type of mite it looks like a fungus.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I'm sorry but I am having a hard time figuring out where exactly this is. Could it be her oil gland? is that top or bottom of your girl?
     
  10. SimplySplendidSilkies

    SimplySplendidSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2010
    Adairsville, GA
    Quote:This is right under and around her vent on the feather shafts.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2011

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