Eye Swollen - Please advise . . .

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Atlchick, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Atlchick

    Atlchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my young peahens, about 3 months old, suddenly has a swollen eye - so swollen that her eye is shut. Can someone please advise how to treat this, I'm new at peacocks. Thanks so much for your help.
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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  3. Atlchick

    Atlchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the helpful article and for your response. I have the Tylan which I've used for my chickens, but I always mix it in the water. I've been a little 'chicken' about injecting them. I guess I should just man-up and do it?

    And just anywhere in the breast? I'm not going to hit something important (I know to use the little-bitty needles).
     
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  4. melissa508

    melissa508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when i gave shots in the breast the fisr time i was nervous, i just looked up the birds anatomy online 1st , then got it ready- it was as ez a pie & the birds never even flinched. Dont go in too far, i always felt for the keel bone & went a little to the left or right & made sure i did the opposite side for the next injection>
    tylan is an injectable & it needs to be placed into the muscle to work.
     
  5. peachick

    peachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont inject my peafowl. Here is another Hopkins article on medicating them orally... same dosage. Some people believe that injecting them breaks down muscle tissue.... and medicating them orally is just easier for me.

    http://www.peafowl.org/ARTICLES/24/

    If you dont have a second person to hold the bird. I lay them on the floor and literally sit on top of them straddling them. I use Tylan 200 1-2 cc for sinus issues. repeat in 2-3 days.

    here are some other medications we can use if Tylan is not on hand.... taken from the UPA Forum.


    Respiratory distress/swollen sinuses Terramycin powder 1 Tablespoon/gallon drinking water for 2-3 days.

    Respiratory distress/swollen sinuses Baytril injectable 2.27% 0.05cc/lb given orally
    Peachicks: dosage based on body weight as above.
    Adult (bird 1+ year): 1/2cc given orally

    Respiratory distress/swollen sinuses Baytril tablets, 22.7mg Crush (2) 22.7mg tablets per quart drinking water.
    Medicate birds for 3 days.

    Respiratory distress/swollen sinuses Baytril tablets, 68mg Crush (3) 68mg tablets per gallon drinking water.
    Medicate birds for 3 days.


    Respiratory distress/swollen sinuses Baytril Liquid 32.3 mg/ml Mix 1 oz. per 5 gallons drinking water. Medicate for 3 days.
    Mix 6cc per gallon drinking water. Medicate for 3 days.

    Respiratory distress/swollen sinuses Tylan 200 for cattle Adult birds:1-2cc given orally
    Under 1 year: 1/2 to 1cc shot as above.

    Respiratory distress/swollen sinuses Tylan powder 100 gm Mix 1 1/2 teaspoon powder in 1 gallon water. Mix well.
    *Note: fecal sample required for accurate diagnosis Mix above solution with 5 gal drinking water.
    Medicate birds for 2-3 days.
     
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  6. Atlchick

    Atlchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all so much for your help!
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Yes it may hurt the muscle tissue, Why I would never give in the leg. I give most orally, if i see it early. Shot if it has got to that point where their eye is closed. The shot will work faster, better to risk a little muscle damage than losing the bird. Most case one shot will do.

    Thanks Kat, it is better to give it orally. Make sure you get pass the wind pipe.
     
  8. Atlchick

    Atlchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Swelling is going down . . . YEA! and Thanks again!
     
  9. tonini3059

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    Sorry I am a little late but mine had the same problem. I believe it is infectious coryza, commonly known as a cold. I gave them the tylan orally and it cleared up in a matter of days.
     
  10. lovemypetchicks

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    Hi, a few months ago our hen had a swollen eye, It looked like a cyst,at the same time she was gagging every few minutes. I took her to the vet and it was a swolen gland. She gave me some antibiotics, it took a while but now shes fine. It might take a while for yours to get better.Good luck!
     

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