Chicken eye problem---no terramycin?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pearce Pastures, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Pearce Pastures

    Pearce Pastures Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our rooster Javier has been having an eye issue (no respiratory involved or anything else so no worries on the infectious disease front and besides, they haven't been exposed to any other birds that could have given them something).

    It starting with him getting something in his left eye and then had a few hens peck at it when it starting getting weepy. We separated him and started him on an antibiotic in his water (given the pecking I thought he might develop an infection) and flushed the eye with clean water to get out a string or piece of hay or something that was inside the lower lid. However, his eye still got pretty gunky, and swollen. We have had him out for over week, continuing to flush the eye daily. It looks better but is still not quite right.

    I thought I'd get some terramycin but seems noone carries it anymore? So what should I use?
     
  2. Pearce Pastures

    Pearce Pastures Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wel, I looked all over and no terramycin and no Neosporin opthmalic either so I settles on regular neosporin after talking to a pharmacist so I am hoping if helps and doesn't hurt. I wonder why there isn't anything out there for eye infections anymore?
     
  3. dawg53

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    I recommend that you use saline solution to flush the eye. Boil 1 cup of water with 1 level teaspoon of salt. Let it cool, then liberally flush the eye. Then put a little regular neosporin in the eye. Repeat as necessary until the eye has healed.
     

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