BO with "bad" eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by barleeb, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. barleeb

    barleeb New Egg

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    My BO has one of her eyes closed shut and swollen a bit , feathers gone. She seems to be scratching at it a bit also. should I take her to vet? Or is there a "home" remedy I can use?
     
  2. karstenwhyte

    karstenwhyte Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd go for the Tylan 200..
    it's available in most farm/feed/livestock stores.
    if you are unable to get the Tylan 200, there is Tylan 50..but the amount you'll need will be different.
    you'll need syringes (the smallest you can find..1cc if possible), and 25 gauge needles. Give them 1\2 cc for 5 days in the breast alternating breast every day. Make sure to pull back on the plunger to see if you are in a vain if blood comes In remove needle and place in another location. You want to give it intramuscularly.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Do you see any marks that could have been a peck mark or a sting? Pictures are always helpful. Do you live in an area that is warm right now, or is it cold? Can you see anything in the eye when you open it? Eyeworm which is rare, can be an 1/8 of an inch long, but would only be common in tropical areas. Peck wounds and stings could cause swelling, even an abscess. Respiratory infections such as MG and coryza can cause swelling, drainage, sneezing coughing, wheezing, and nasal drainage. Trying to decide which the problem is would help to know how to treat it. Tetracycline and Tylan can be useful in treating respiratory infections.
     

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