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Bill Hematoma

Occasionally ducks can develop a hematoma on the bill, which is a pocket of blood resulting from an injury involving the mouth or around the bill.

Symptoms

Bill swelling (often 'pocketed')
Loss of appetite
Lethargy

Diagnosis

  • History
  • Clinical signs
  • Physical exam

Treatment

MethodMethod Summary
Cold compress
Antibiotics
Surgical drainageThe infectious fluid within the abscess will need to be drained with a syringe by your veterinarian.
Anti-inflammatory medications

Prevention

References

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