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I'm not sure what's on her neck...

Posted By: luv my Coco bean

I'm not sure what's on her neck... - 01/10/10 10:38 PM

Can anyone help me with this? Coco has what looks like an ingrown feather on her neck, although, I'm not really sure if that's what it is. It doesn't seem to bother her at all when I touch it, it doesn't seem to hurt or anything, but it's been there for at least a few weeks.
Here's a picture...it's the little pink ball on her neck
http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad223/yvonne112_2009/019.jpg
Posted By: EchosMom

Re: I'm not sure what's on her neck... - 01/10/10 11:07 PM

It appears to be a feather cyst. You're AV can excise it, but unfortunately they tend to recur unless the follicle is completely removed.
Posted By: luv my Coco bean

Re: I'm not sure what's on her neck... - 01/11/10 05:05 AM

what happens if I were to leave it alone?
Posted By: EchosMom

Re: I'm not sure what's on her neck... - 01/11/10 05:32 AM

If it is a feather cyst it will continue to grow and a cheesy substance composed of keratin will accumulate, and eventually cause discomfort. It's best to have it evaluated by your AV for diagnosis - I'm a far cry from being a vet. smile
Posted By: luv my Coco bean

Re: I'm not sure what's on her neck... - 01/11/10 06:18 PM

Thanks Em....I checked it out online after your post and I'm going to make an appointment with the AV today.
Thanks for your help! smile
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