Bad eye ailment. Help diagnosing/Treatment?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lw063083, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. lw063083

    lw063083 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, one of my silkies (out of seven various hens), has developed a terrible issue with her left eye-- looks like a yellow growth from the corner of her eye. I had treated the hen's drinking water with tetracycline. After about a week (maybe?), I did not see this yellow growth and stopped the tetracycline. 3-4 days later it has come back and gotten much worse.

    This did start once we had severe rain for a few days. I have enclosed photos. All of the other hens seem fine (knock on wood!) Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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  2. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    does she have ANY other symptoms? is her breathing ok? if you feel its not respatory and just the eye itsself you can try colidal silver not sure i spelled that right but the silver can be put directly into the eye. its excellent for eye infections! however if she has ANY breathing problem or signs of respitatory illness i would at this point inject with tylan 50.but if its only the eye involved please try the silver. it should really help heal it. i know you can get it online. i got some for my emergency kit
    you might also find it at health food stores. its great stuff!
     
  3. lw063083

    lw063083 Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't seen any issues breathing (labored, coughing or otherwise), but I did notice the eye has gotten so much worse, as you can see in this photo. What is happening? I think I may be able to find colloidal silver at a health food store, but if not, any other alternatives? Thanks :)
     

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