Cateracts in young chickens?

vjbakke

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I have a 10 wk dom that has an eye that looks like it is getting a cateract in. Anyone else have similar eye problems/ vision problems in such a young bird? If she becomes blind in one eye will she bo ok or will we have to put her down. The eye affected doesn't react to light so my thoughts are she may alredy be blind in that eye. Any thoguhts?
 

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If the bird had Avian Encephalomelitis, a virsus handed down in the egg as a baby, they can develop cataracts at 3 weeks of age and even later in life.
 

vjbakke

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Quote:Can head truma cause a swollen bump? She has one on the top of her head, it looks like it has gone down some. It happend over last weekend. She is eating and drinking fine. The spot on here eye showed up the same time as the bump.
 

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Quote:Can head truma cause a swollen bump? She has one on the top of her head, it looks like it has gone down some. It happend over last weekend. She is eating and drinking fine. The spot on here eye showed up the same time as the bump.

You hadn't mentioned the bump in the original post. Head trauma would definately cause a bump. I know trauma can cause cataracts also.....I'm not sure how long the cataract takes to form after the trauma though.
I don't think it would be an instant thing.


Edited to say: I just looked it up. The cataract can form immediately after the trauma.
 
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