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Epsom salt, vent gleet, & lungs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cheapcheepcheep, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. cheapcheepcheep

    cheapcheepcheep Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,
    I've got a bird with vent gleet, and I just gave her the epsom salt in the dropper cure. Unfortunately, I think in the struggle, some got in her lungs (slight rattle when breathing). I've seen a lot that says to be careful about this (I was!) but not what to do if it happens. What can you do if it happens? She sneezed a few times and it seems better, but I'm not sure if there's anything else I can do.
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  3. cheapcheepcheep

    cheapcheepcheep Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I checked on her this morning and she seems fine. Her breathing was normal. I've always followed the thread here (Nasty Chicken Butt) that suggests the Epsom salt, and it's worked, but now I may err on the side of athelete's foot medicine, though can't vent gleet also be caused by bacteria?

    The real lesson here, I think, is to never run out of yogurt and ACV. I ran out of both, and two chickens immediately gleeted on me.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Glad she is ok!
    If I'm not mistaken vent gleet is similar to a "yeast" "thrush" or "fungal" infection so anti-fungal medications applied to the vent is the most common form of treatment, Nystatin liquid suspension given orally in addition to applying the cream is also beneficial.
     

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