Can I put VetRx in this birds eye?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jmc, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. jmc

    jmc Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA

    I may not be able to get Terramycin eye ointment. Could I try VetRx?

    Notice the bubbles and ooze...

    Been happening for some weeks
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 13, 2008
  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I may be wrong here, buy isn't VetRX that chickie cold medicine stuff??? If so, that would burn like crazy and I am thinking damage her eye.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    No, it does not go in the eye and wont do a thing for the problem I'm seeing in the picture.
  4. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Songster

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    Get some of the Terramycin powder and put it in the drinking water.
    2 Tbsp per Gallon for 3 days
    then 1 Tbsp per Gallon for 7 more days
    I added about a 1/2 tsp of sugar to the water when i gave it to my roo.
    He had foamy eye and runny nose and he is all better now. He has been well for a couple of months now.
    I got mine at Tractor Supply but my local feed store sells it too.

  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    You can rub the VetRX on her nostrils and wattles and comb, but I wouldn't recommend putting it in the eye. You can also put droplets in the drinking water which can help with congestion, according to the labeling.

    I don't see anything that warrants the use of antibiotics. Does she have other symptoms?

  6. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Songster

    Sep 18, 2007
    Pell City, Alabama
    It says directly on the instructions of the VetRx for colds and roup, if condition becomes worse, change to stronger solution of one teaspoonful of VetRx in one half cup of hot water. Also, that you are to 'swab throat and wash head AND eyes with the stronger solution four or five times per day. Keep nostrils, eyes and throat as clean as possible.'

    I just copied that from my directions. Hope this helps.

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