Conjunctivitis

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gab0624, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. gab0624

    gab0624 New Egg

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    I have a 4 month old hen that has slightly swollen eye and a little bubbly. It's still open and not goopy but getting worse. I tried neosporin and it's not helping. I have Tylan 50 injectable or corid. Will either if these help?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Corid is for coccidiosis only. The Tylan 50 would be what I would use since it may be the start of a respiratory disease. If she is large fowl you can dose her 1 ml daily for 5 days either by mouth or for 3 days as a shot into the breast muscle (alternate sides each day.)
     
  3. casportpony

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    If you decide to use Tylan be aware that it can cause injection site abscesses.

    -Kathy
     
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    gab0624 New Egg

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    Is there a better option, besides the three treatments that I have on hand?
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Do you have any human antibiotics?

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    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I have given Tylan 50 (tylosin) in shot form with no problems, but just give it by mouth--very simple. You may have mycoplasma G, or one of the other diseases. Look at this link for diseases for symptoms and treatments: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
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    I have amoxicillin in human dose/tablets or antibiotic nasal spray
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    According to Plumb's Veterinary Drug Handbook, the amoxicillin dose for birds is 125mg/kg twice a day. Not sure which one would be better, Tylan or Amoxicillin...

    Just thinking out-loud here, but I did see somewhere that Tylan can be mixed with saline and squirted into the eye and a few people in the peafowl group have injected Tylan into the sinus cavity, so you might want to research those options as well.

    -Kathy
     

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