Eye discharge

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  1. CtrlAltJack

    CtrlAltJack Out Of The Brooder

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    This Phoenix hen has a thick watery discharge with bubbles from her left eye. I saw it a couple days ago and though she just had something in her eye, so I tried to get it out. It's still bothering her though. None of the other hens are affected.

    Any ideas what is wrong?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would separate her from the flock.

    It could be a respiratory disease like Mycoplasma Gallisepticum (MG). You can flush/clean the eye with saline and apply some Vetericyn eye gel or Terramycin eye ointment in the eye 2x a day. Tylan or Oxytetracycline can be used to treat any secondary infections. Tylan dosage is 1tsp per gallon of water for 3-5days. The Oxy dosage depends on which brand you use.

    Keep in mind respiratory illnesses are contagious and infected birds-even when they are showing no symptoms are considered carriers for life. I have provided you with links to common poultry diseases that will help you get started on your research.

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/disea...tion-mg-chronic-respiratory-disease-chickens/
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1086681/is-this-the-flu-or-a-serious-disease


    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...acycline-antibiotic-in-water/70#post_17143928
     

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