Eye is extremely swollen. What's wrong with it? :o(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NicInNC, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was shocked to see my Polish's eye all swollen. I don't see any ticks near it, no sign of injury, no blood, no scratches or punctures....it's just all swollen. There appears to be nothing else wrong with her. She doesn't have discharge from the other eye, none from the nose, no odd respiratory sounds, she's eating and drinking fine, etc.

    Advice? I'm so upset! [​IMG]

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  2. chickenman33

    chickenman33 Out Of The Brooder

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    mabe a parasite? it is posible for a parisite to harm the eye. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenman33

    chickenman33 Out Of The Brooder

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    sorta creepy looking at the eye. [​IMG]
     
  4. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just worried that it's something serious. How would I know? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Coryza can do that. Does she smell funny? Sniff around her head area and see if you smell anything unusual.
     
  6. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No. She doesn't smell funny or gross at all. I've got her separate from all the others until I can find out what it is. Would a local veterinarian know? She's one of our favorite birds. [​IMG]
     
  7. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would take her in to see if there's something in it. Some conjunctivitis can be treated with Terramycin ointment, but Coryza cannot.
     
  8. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What about Vigamox? I have some of that here. I don't think the vets are open tomorrow. Do you think she'll be ok until Saturday?
     
  9. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, don't know about that medication.
    Have you tried a search for conjunctivitis in chickens?
     
  10. NicInNC

    NicInNC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Vigamox is a prescription eye drop that we were prescribed when my daughter had Pink Eye.

    I haven't searched, but I will. Thanks!
     

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