"Crusty" Eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by memerabbit, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. memerabbit

    memerabbit Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two silkies, one them has what looks like crust around the left eye. The eye looks a little swollen and the eyelid is slightly droopy. I am worried about her. What can I do? What is this?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Are there any marks around the eye where she could have been pecked? A respiratory disease can cause swelling of an eye or the face, along with sticky eye drainage. I would clean the eye out twice a day with saline, and then use either Terramycin eye ointment, plain Neosporin ointment, or Vetericyn eye gel in the eye. With a respiratory disease, you may also want to start an antibiotic such as Tylan 50 injectable given orally, or as an injections, or oxytetracycline in the water. Here is a good link to read about common diseases: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    I don't think she has been pecked. She had mites pretty recently. She has been itching at her face VERY often and there is now some dried blood in the area.
     
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    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Then she may have injured her own eye from scratching. I would continue to look for any symptoms of respiratory disease such as cough, sneeze, runny nose, or rattly breathing. If you see those, then I would separate her and treat her with Tylan 50 injectable-1/4 ml daily by mouth for 5 days.
     
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    If I treat her for the wrong thing could it affect her negatively? Is there anything else it could be other than a respiratory disease? Just to let you know I have also seen her shaking her head a little.
     
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