Eye Infection?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nuttsy, Oct 20, 2017.

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  1. Nuttsy

    Nuttsy Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone! I recently have noticed for the past week or so that my one button quail "Perky" has been having eye trouble. Her left eye started looking a little swollen and red right at the corner of the eye. (Where that patch of skin is between the nose and eye on a human? I forget the name..). Along with this, I realized she is just more tired than the other quails. Tonight as she cuddles with her 3 other buddies I noticed that it is very swollen to the point of her eye being swollen shut.
    What can I do to cure this? Is there an ointment or treatment I can order online? I have owned a few birds over the years and I know how INSTANTLY "bad" can become "catastrophic" in birds health. Please let me know if there is even a home remedy!

    Thank You!

    PS - My one female button "Poachy" has hatched 6 babies (out of 8 eggs) yesterday. They are all running around and healthy!

    PS#2 - I keep my 4 button quail in a large glass tank in my bedroom. I have been researching that ammonia buildup can cause conjunctivitis? I've also been reading I can get salmonella and weird diseases from keeping them indoors....So now Im debating of whether or not I should be keeping my buttons D:
     
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  2. The Phantom

    The Phantom Crazy bird lady! Premium Member

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    Can you post a picture
     
  3. Nuttsy

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    It’s bedtime for them, so I had to kinda wake her. As soon as she woke, she started scratching the crusty/swollen side of her face. Her eye also looked glassy/watery when she opened it.
     

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  4. The Phantom

    The Phantom Crazy bird lady! Premium Member

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    Try putting some antibiotic ointment in and around her eye. It will not hurt her eye. No PAIN KILLER!!!! See if that helps.
     
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  5. Pyxis

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    Pick up some terramycin and use that on her. It's an opthalmic ointment, meaning it is specifically made for use on eyes. You can pick some up at Tractor Supply if you have one near you.
     
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  6. The Phantom

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    Yup
     
  7. Nuttsy

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    Sadly I don’t live anywhere remotely close to a feed store. I can order Terramycin online from Amazon, but it would take a few days even with 2 days shipping. I have triple antibiotic on hand and put this in and around her eye. She didn’t seem to hate it.
    This morning it looked as if there is a lot of discharge coming from her eye. Almost pus-like. I smelled her and there is no smell.

    Every ingredient in this I looked up and doesn’t seem to really affect the eyes negatively.
     

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    Update: The eye continued to swell with a whiteish pus sack in and below the eye. I took a q-tip and pressed below the eye and a giant ball of I guess puss had come out? The swelling is way down and she is able to open her eye. What did I just pull out of her eye?!? It did not smell either.
     
  9. Pyxis

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    Probably pus. Bird pus is not like mammal pus, it's solid.
     
  10. 1 Farm Girl

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    Flush her eye out with eye saline solution, and apply terramycin ointment, quips are good to get the piss out. Do it 2x a day. Could be the start of dry fowl pox, as this is what started with one of my 1st hens just red and swollen, then it showed up in a handful of the rest of my birds, affected eyes, comb and wattles. Nothing you can do but wait it out, they will get better.
     

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