Cheezy eye goop removed 'Chlorsig' eye ointment in but......

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Arpeggio, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Arpeggio

    Arpeggio In the Brooder

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    ......but now there is a kind of lining where the cheesy goop came out. It is sloughy looking.

    Today is day 4 of treatment with 'chlorsig' (chloramphenicol) ointment as it has taken me 4 days of careful removal to get 2 small marble sized cheesy balls out : I tried to remove them by working away @ them with cotton tip buds (for 2 days) but this was very time consuming & unfair on the hen so on day 3 three I put my little finger inside the hens cheek & 1 thumb on either side of each 'ball' (pressing on the outside of her 'cheek') & manoeuvred them out onto the eye socket & after having a dry wretch myself I wiped them away.

    The hen seemed to tolerate the procedure better than I did & hasn't missed a beat.

    I was hoping to put her back with the flock as I'm back @ work tomorrow but after reading a few post here I think that I will put her back in the laundry in dog create so that I can continue the Chlosig for 1 week.

    Should I try to somehow irrigate the sinus to be sure that all the goop is out ?
    And what of the sloughy looking lining where the goop balls were. Should that clean up with the Chlorsig ?

    Any assistance would be appreciated
     
  2. FowlWitch

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    Was this an RX you got from a vet?
     
  3. Arpeggio

    Arpeggio In the Brooder

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    No, I looked a few posts on this site.
     
  4. FowlWitch

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    A vet will probably be able to tell you why your bird is having that reaction to the medication. Do you have one nearby?
     
  5. Arpeggio

    Arpeggio In the Brooder

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    I rang 1 Avian Vet & 2 other general Vets & spoke to the Vet Nurses but none of them were helpful I’m sorry to say.
    My post may not have been as clear as I’d like.....I was kind of expecting that there would be no residue remaining after the cheese ball popped out. I was wondering in people’s experience if this is what happens in this situation?

    The last time I took a hen into see an Avian Vet it cost me $120 for the consultation & $80 to put the hen down.

    Actually it costs me twice as much to take an animal to see a Vet as it does for me to see a Medical Doctor
     
  6. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    I wouldn't irrigate simply because it might spread infection if present deeper into the area as an unintended side effect of trying to flush it out.
    Got to say, your removal description is one of those things that just makes a person shudder, it has to be done but it sounds terrible.
     
  7. Arpeggio

    Arpeggio In the Brooder

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    Thanks. Good call. I definitely don’t want to make the situation worse.

    Yes it’s a horrible situation for the poor hen. I wonder what happens in ‘the wild’ . Does this buildup eventually just pop out?

    Apologies if my description was a bit graphic but chipping away with a cotton tip seemed like a slow form of torture for the poor hen.

    Good news is that the hen is looking good
     
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  8. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    From what I understand it does not pop out normally on its own, and it would take alot of pressure to have it happen, you saw chicken pus is thick.
    Your description was fine some of the things that have to be done for these birds there really are no pretty ways to put them. :)
     
  9. FowlWitch

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    That's totally fair. The vet in my area is only charging me $45 for the initial exam, but I'm still trying to get my hens' health issues resolved before I go. Vets are pretty expensive,so I totally agree with you doing what you can on your own.
     

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