coryza complication?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LaGeniaLoca, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. LaGeniaLoca

    LaGeniaLoca Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2011
    Yorba Linda, CA
    I have a couple chickens that have coryza...I think. Of all the diseases I researched, coryza seems to be the most likely problem. In these two cases, their eyes have swollen up, and when I drain them, I get this smelly, grayish pus with little white chunks in it [​IMG] . I'm putting Sulmet in their water, and they seem to be getting better. I clean their eyes up every day to make sure there isn't any pus build-up, but with one of them, her eyes look like they are sealing up a little more each day. It's like an open wound that slowly closes up. At this point, her eyes are little slits that she can barely see through. Has anyone ever heard of this happening?!?! I'm afraid they are going to completely seal shut! I don't know if that would cause the infection to get worse, or if she would just be blind, but either way, I don't see a happy outcome. What do I need to do???
  2. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2011
    Hi i cant say it is coryza or not but i might be able to help with the eye problem. Mine are currently on tyanol 200 for suspected coryza or micoplasm. One of my chickens eye was that swollen it looked like it was going to pop. I got some eye drops that we would use for conjunctavitus and put 1 drop in 2 times a day for 4 days and shes totally better...i also bathed it in warm salty water... Hope that helps a little. Tracy.....
  3. jhitson

    jhitson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2011
    Here is some info that you should find helpful...

    I think you have to create a login to see all the info on this site. The contributor/admin. is Dr. Peter Brown.

    here is an excerpt from his post on Coryza

    The following symptoms closely characterize Coryza: Runny nose ( sometimes just a moist clear liquid at the edge of the nostril or nostrils ) . In more severe cases the mucus will be thicker and an off white to yellow in color and the nostrils may crust over and completely plug one or both nostrils. Facial swelling may occur just under one or both eyes and may be severe enough to completely swell shut one or both eyes. This is important as usually there is a secondary bacterial infection in the eye as well. Open the eye lids up and look to see if there is a white to grayish looking film covering the eyeball. If this film is present I would suggest that you flush the eye immediately with a boric acid solution ( you can use any of the human grade eye washes containing Boric Acid that you can find at Wal-Mart ) and then add Chloramphenicol Eye ointment at least 2 to 3 times a day until the film goes away. Failure to correct or recognize this problem early on will result in blindness in the infected eye. Other symptoms include,sneezing,loss of appetite and rattles. Something else that might tip you off as to whether this disease would be Coryza or not would be the presence of mucus soiled feathers on the back,neck and face from wiping the mucus from the nostrils on the feathers. This symptom is not always present but should play a part in your decision making. Coryza also spreads very quickly in relation to some of the other diseases, once it gets started. Last but not least mortality plays a part in Coryza,if left untreated.

    Also I did not see it on this that forum but he also suggest this Nasal flush and eye treatment for what you are describing.
    I found it here at this link. This is probably the better route for you.

    Here is it in case the link does not work

    Eyes – Bubbling and Infected Sinuses

    Instructions for treating foaming or bubbling eye and infected sinuses:

    from Peter Brown of First State Vet Supply:

    I have seen this many times before. The underlying causes are many. Things such as E.coli, Pseudomonas,Coryza, Bronchitis,etc.

    Nasal Flush

    I would Nasal Flush the bird using Oxine or Tylan 50 with sterile water. I would then apply either eye drops or eye ointment to the eye several times daily.

    Directions for treating sinusitis with swollen eyes

    nasal flush using Tylan 50 or la-200

    using 12 cc’s of sterile water add 2 cc of Tylan 50 or 1 cc of la-200 and then flush each nostril( using a syringe with the needle removed ) with 3 to 4 cc’s twice per day for 5 to 7 days. The birds head should be held down so as not to swallow to much of theTylan solution.

    Follow the flushing with vet-rx squirted liberally into each nostril. Do this after each flushing.

    Using the eye ointments is a critical part of getting the swelling to go down. Use the eye ointment every 2 to 3 hours during the day if at all possible.

    You should use it at least twice per day. Start in one corner of the eye and lay down a small strip of the eye ointment from one corner of the eye to the other corner of the eye.

    It may also be helpful to flush the eye once per day with an over the counter human eye wash that is boric acid based and then proceed with the nasal flushing as described above.

    The eye washes are readily available in all drug stores.

    It may be necessary to use more powerful antibiotics to cure this swollen eye problem if you are not making progress

    Tylan 50 or la-200 - 2 to 3 drops directly into the eye twice a day followed by the eye ointment twice per day for 5 to 7 days

    Ciloxan eye drops given at the rate of 2 to 3 drops in the affected eye 2 to 3 times a day for 5 to 7 days

    Ciprofloxacin Eye drops or Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment available in the online store on this site.

    This should take care of the problem.
  4. LaGeniaLoca

    LaGeniaLoca Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2011
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Thanks for the info, I'll have to add to what I'm already doing. With the one bird, though, the skin looks like it's growing together and sealing her eyes shut. It isn't dried mucous holding her eyes shut, the skin is growing together and covering her eyes. Can I reverse this?

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