Coryza

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Could this be Coryza or something else? She started all the symptoms of Coryza 5 days ago. We gave her Tylan 50 for 3 days and she seemed to be getting better, but this keeps getting worse each day. It was just one eye, but now both are closed shut. Thanks for any response.
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Do you live in a tropical climate with mosquitoes out now? Have you seen any fowl pox scabs around her face? Mycoplasma (MG) and coryza are 2 of the bacterial respiratory infections, and both can cause sinus swelling of the face and conjunctivitis around the eyes. Does she have a bad odor that is typical of coryza? Secondary infections can make respiratory diseases worse. Tylan is supposed to be food for MG, and can be used with Sulfadimethoxine or Sulmet to treat coryza. Both are chronic diseases that can reappear with stress, and can make carriers of the flock for life. I would want to get the bird tested to know what she has.
 

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Thanks for the response. Yes we do have mosquitoes it has also been raining a lot. We used a warm rag and opened her eyes and white mucus came out. One eye seems to be better, she opens it, but the other started bleeding so we left it alone. We have her in a cage in the garge, and I have started the tylan again.
 

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Fowl pox near the eyes can cause eye infections that can be serious. I would keep the pus cleaned out of the eyes by flushing with saline or Vetericyn eye wash. Vetericyn also makes an eye gel that can be used, or you can use Terramycin eye ointment in the eye twice a day.
 

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Tylan can be given 3-5 days. Sulmet or Sulfadimethoxine (Dimethox) are used for coryza in the water if you don't see improvement. Good luck.
 

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