Can chickens get glaucoma?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenphile, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. chickenphile

    chickenphile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got what I thought was a silkie but seems to be a cross(has five toes but no head puff and seems to have a beard) My friend got it for me sight unseen. When I recieved it it looks like it has glacoma in one of it's eyes. Almost the whole eye is white. He is in his isolation pen right now but should I be concerned about this? Maybe it is an eye injury?

    thanks
    Chris
     
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Sounds like a previous eye injury. Mine has her left eye similiar to that after getting attacked by a possium, though it's not opaque white, more like skim milk white.
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    It could be leukosis, which is ocular marek's disease.
     
  4. chickenphile

    chickenphile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks guys. After looking up ocular Mareks disease it does not look like that. It is skim milk white and not the whole eye not grey. I can't tell if he can see out of the eye or not. he is very elusive and I have not been able to get close to him to inspect.

    Chris
     
  5. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Mine can see light/shadow and movement-- we know that much. She gets along fine in her run, we just make sure her food, waterers, and box are in the same place each time. I thought it was more likely a corzya infection at the time. But, she had at least 3 tooth punctures from the attack, so I was just thrilled she didn't lose the eye(eyes) entirely, you know??
     
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