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Duck penis hanging out--any intervention necessary?

 
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Hi all, my eight month old drake seems to have a prolapsed penis.  It's been out for a few weeks and initially it was just small and pink, but now it's dirty and bedraggled.  

I have two drakes the same age and two adult ducks, and they free range in my small garden with access to a small swimming area (it's a big plastic tub at the moment).  This drake is the more aggressive of the two, and definitely been attempting to mate with the ducks all summer--on the ground though, not on the water.  I haven't seen any mating since his penis starting falling out.  He and his brother also seem to be moulting right now;  however, he seems to be acting normally and is just as bright and alert as ever.

The internet is not very forthcoming on this.  Is intervention needed?  Taking him to the vet isn't an option:  local vets do dogs and cats only and he's really not worth a vet fee in any case.
 
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G Freden wrote:Hi all, my eight month old drake seems to have a prolapsed penis.  It's been out for a few weeks and initially it was just small and pink, but now it's dirty and bedraggled.  

I have two drakes the same age and two adult ducks, and they free range in my small garden with access to a small swimming area (it's a big plastic tub at the moment).  This drake is the more aggressive of the two, and definitely been attempting to mate with the ducks all summer--on the ground though, not on the water.  I haven't seen any mating since his penis starting falling out.  He and his brother also seem to be moulting right now;  however, he seems to be acting normally and is just as bright and alert as ever.

The internet is not very forthcoming on this.  Is intervention needed?  Taking him to the vet isn't an option:  local vets do dogs and cats only and he's really not worth a vet fee in any case.



Normally you could just put a warm compress on it and help the poor guy retreat, but if it is out that long, it might be infected. You might try putting some Triodine on it, and then using the warm compress. There is no sense to use antibiotics if it is infected, ducks dine on some nasty stuff so they are immune to antibiotics like LA-200 on Pen-G.
 
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Just an update:  I didn't intervene, but kept a close eye on said drake;  he has been perky as always, eating and drinking as normal.  I think about a month after I initially posted, we saw that his penis had disappeared.  He's still happy enough, so I assume it resolved itself.  We had decided that if it seemed he was suffering we'd put him down rather than try the only other advice the internet had to offer ("if it's necrotic, cut it off!").  Luckily no drastic measures were taken.  
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