Araucana one eye closed shut

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cowgirlup82, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. Cowgirlup82

    Cowgirlup82 In the Brooder

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    I have a rumpless Araucana rooster and his left eye is closed shut, not opening it. Is there something I can put on It? Thanks
     

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    Trish1974 Crowing

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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

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    How long has it been swollen? Was he pecked or stung around the eye? Are there any other symptoms, such as nasal drainage, coughing or sneezing, that may indicate a respiratory infection, such as mycoplasma or coryza?

    I would look into the eye for any dirt, seed, or debris, then clean it with saline contact solution or eye rinse. Clean out and remove any white or yellow pus with QTips or a cloth, even tweezers.

    Apply an antibiotic ointment into the eye, just a small dot, twice a day. Terramycin eye ointment from the feed store is good, but you can also use Vetromycin or plain Neosporin Ointment.
     
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  4. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

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    Have you pried the eye open to take a look at the eye? Compare to the other eye. Does the affected eye have a slight pink glaze? If so, that means he has conjunctivitis (bacterial infection). If the eye is opaque with a white film over it, not talking about the nictitating eye lid, that means he's probably lost the sight in that eye.

    Hopefully, it's just a foreign body and once it's flushed with saline, and treated with an ophthalmic ointment for a few days, it will be resolved. If not, you may need to treat with a systemic antibiotic such as Tylan or penicillin.
     
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  6. Cowgirlup82

    Cowgirlup82 In the Brooder

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    3rd day. No sneezing, no coughing no nasal drainage. Thanks for the info
     
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    He is getting better. He is still crowing and carrying on. Thank you
     
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