Duck Eye Infection?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TwoDogFarm, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. TwoDogFarm

    TwoDogFarm Chirping

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    Hi. I posted this question in the general forum two days ago (on Tuesday), but haven't received any responses yet. I probably should have posted here, but I'm still learning my way around the forum. Tuesday, I noticed that one of my ducks had some clear fluid around his eye. He didn't want to keep his eye opened. I caught him and put him in a separate cage, but I had to keep the cage in the coop with the other ducks because I was afraid he would distress himself if he was separated. Later that night, my husband and I put Veterycyn drops in his eye. Last night (Wednesday), we were unable to work with his eye due to heavy rain all day. Today, I noticed that his eye had completely sealed itself shut. I rubbed his eye with a warm washrag and it came opened, but only slightly. We put more Veterycyn in it before putting him back in his cage.

    From what I have read, this seems to be some sort of eye infection. My question is, has anyone on here dealt with an eye infection before in ducks and if so, are there any recommendations you have for me for helping his eye heal correctly? Am I doing the right thing? Also, is this contagious to my flock? Even though he freaks out when he's away from the others, should I isolate him more?

    Any help is appreciated with this. Thanks.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    Hope everything works out for you.
     
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  3. TwoDogFarm

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    Thanks. How much ACV should be added to the water for his head?
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    If any ACV water mixture gets in the ducks eye, it will burn. I don't recommend it, too risky. Flush the eye with saline solution, then use vetericyn eye gel or terramycin eye ointment. If you're dealing with a respiratory disease, none of this will cure whatever disease it might be.
     
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  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    :)
     
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  6. schnebbles

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    Terramycin is near impossible to get I found out.
     
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  9. schnebbles

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    That's interesting Dawg, thanks. Probably should get some. The vet even said they have trouble getting it when I called them yesterday. He said they keep it and don't really sell it b/c they use it for ulcers or something in eyes.

    Did you read the reviews? people complaining it's hard to get, lol!
     
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  10. ten chicks

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    Do not use vinegar for wounds/eye infections,etc. it burns and stings like heck,i have tried it on myself and it is not something i would ever use on any animal. Flush eye with either a saline solution or just warm water,i use polysporin 2 antibiotic eye ointment for sties and it has worked for one of my birds(rooster)that had an eye infection.
     
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