After care of assumed vent gleet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rojororeo, May 1, 2016.

  1. rojororeo

    rojororeo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2013
    So I have a Buff Orpington hen who has *I assume* to be vent gleet. (No one else of 15ish hens and chickens is sick)
    She shows all the symptoms that are associated with it: Very dirty stinking butt, and she liquid spray-pooped very stinky poop on my when I picked her up. VERY lethargic, fluffed feathers, but crumpled body, eyes closed, head tucked. I noted her to be feeling ill a few days ago, but couldn't clean her until today.
    She is now very clean bottomed, freshly blow-dried and is hanging out in the bathroom on a towel in a dog crate with food and water.

    I also have a space heater to keep the air temp at about 80-85, as I assume that is better for recovery- a warm room?

    We have been syringing her electrolyte laced water, but no interest in food.

    Her butt was not that red I didn't think, just extremely poop laden and stinky. There was/is a raised red bump or two. Some feathers are missing.

    My questions:

    1) How much water to give her? Should I maybe mix some wet cat food into a slurry to syringe that in as well?
    2) What, if any cream does she need on her bum, as it is a yeast infection from what I have read. I have read Nystatin, but I don't have any. I do have human female yeast infection cream- miconazole I think it is.
    3) How long until she feels better and is eating, drinking and moving around and getting mad at us for all the handling, lol?

    Thanks everyone!

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