Blocked choanal slit???

erinrstrain

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hi. i’ve been treating a hen for a watery, swollen eye. it was crusted shut but has remained open for 48 hours after i started tylan 50 and vet rx. after(obsessively) reading these forums i decided to check her choanal slit and wowza is it packed. it’s yellow and it stinks. i pressed her nostril after a warm compress and an unsatisfying amount of pus came out. i pressed on it with a qtip dabbed in warm saline. i know it will make her feel better if it comes out. can someone guide this newbie?
 

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erinrstrain

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i dislodged a chunk this morning - nowhere near all of it but enough to losen it up and get things going. her eye is still weepy but it looks more like mine when i don’t take my claritin - not infected and goopy.
i have her her tylan 50 in the neck today and it left a bubble and bled some - is that bad?
 

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I would give the Tylan orally, a few drops at a time, letting her swallow. Tylan can cause tissue damage with injections sometimes, so it is safer to give orally. Sometimes when giving a subcutaneous injection, there can be leakage at the site.
 

erinrstrain

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update: i’ve been working at that pus calcification in her choanal slit since friday and got another big chunk this morning. holy cow it stunk. i’m going to irrigate her sinuses a little bit throughout the week and hopefully see some movement. her eye is still watery so im flushing with saline.
 

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erinrstrain

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my sunny girl died today when they were removing the pus from her face at the vet. not sure what happened - she was likely septic. there was lots and lots of pus so she was very sick.
 

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