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Seems like there have been quite a few birds with sinus infections, so I thought I start a thread for people to share how they have dealt with them.

 

I'll start with mine... Last month I found a rooster with a nasty infected eye, but no other signs of respiratory infection, so I removed the pus as best as I could and set him free. Several days later the pus was back, so I did it again, but  this time I was more aggressive and manged to get this out of his choanal slit:

 

 

Cause of sinus infection was the foxtail. To get it out I had to apply pressure to the area between his nostril and his eye.

 

This is a choanal slit - Photo by BYC's Nambroth

 

-Kathy

 

Edited to add:

No antibiotics were given.


Edited by casportpony - 1/17/16 at 1:56pm
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This is a great idea! And very useful info.
 
How did you get him to hold still? I towel wrap when I need to work with face or beak, but they're so wiggly I always have trouble...
Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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Good post. There have been more than one cases of some foreign object in the eye causing this kind of abscess, Normally we think it is from a respiratory infection, but once again that is not always the case for a swollen eye and sinus infection.

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Originally Posted by ChickenHermit View Post
 
This is a great idea! And very useful info.
 
How did you get him to hold still? I towel wrap when I need to work with face or beak, but they're so wiggly I always have trouble...

He's a little guy, only 500 grams, so was pretty easy to hold still. Wrapping in a towel is a good idea, plus maybe taping their legs together?

 

-Kathy

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Good post. There have been more than one cases of some foreign object in the eye causing this kind of abscess, Normally we think it is from a respiratory infection, but once again that is not always the case for a swollen eye and sinus infection.

This is my second one like this... First one had a piece of grain that the pus formed around. Which reminds me, always a good idea to dissect the pus to look for foreign bodies.

 

-Kathy

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Here is one that belongs to a friend of mine that I treated yesterday:

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Kathy

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Thanks for the post Kathy!  Good idea.

 

:caf Following.

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December 02 2016

 

December 08 2016

 

 

-Kathy

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