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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sare bear, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Sare bear

    Sare bear Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I recently got 5 chickens, all seemed neglected and I just finished a four day penicillan treatment. Hoping to collect eggs today as it. has been 6 days after the last dose.....now one of my hens has foamy eyes and doesnt seem happy....this paticular hen I was treating for scale mites could she have scratched her eyes?... its a medicated balm im using....please help im confused ??
    Ty in advance :)
     
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    Not sure what to think here, eyes are frothy and blisters, crd, or fowl pox or both ? :(...
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Fowl pox can look like this if it gets around the eyes. Has she had respiratory symptoms before this? What was the penicillin for? Even though pox is caused by a virus, I would start her on some oxytetracycline or Tylan 50 for respiratory disease. Here is some info on the respiratory diseases (MG, Coryza, ILT, etc) and 2 links on fowl pox:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/avian-pox-how-to-treat-your-chickens-for-avian-pox
    http://partnersah.vet.cornell.edu/avian-atlas/search/disease/510
     
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  4. Sare bear

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    I got the antibiotics because one slept all day, just to cover any problems as I feel the previous owner neglected them, I just checked the one with the eye issue and she cant see out one its so bad...
     
  5. Sare bear

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    So upset I could cry ! :(
     
  6. Eggcessive

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    Casportpony has dealt with wet and dry fowl pox at the same time. There can be lesions of yellow plaques in the airway with wet pox. I'm not sure if that is what you are dealing with, but with a bad case of pox, getting them to eat and drink will be a challenge. When it gets into the eyes they can get some secondary infections, so hopefully the AB's will help prevent it. Also it may be hard to tell if they also have a respiratory disease. Here is the very graphic thread about wet and dry pox, so that you can see pictures: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...x-xxx-rated-graphic-pictures-of-pus-and-scabs
     

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