eyeworm-natural remedy?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pennyhibbitts, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Pennyhibbitts

    Pennyhibbitts Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a six wk old banty hen and she has eyeworm i am sure thats what it is. i live in a small town and our feed store had to order the medicine for her and it will take three to six weeks..is there anything i can buy over the counter or does anyone have a home remedy that may help in the mean time?? please help.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    I don't know what they ordered, but could you order it on-line? It'll get here way sooner...

    Aside from saline solution for the eyes, and Wazine wormer for the rest, I don't know what else to tell you.
     
  3. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
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    see if you can get vet rx at the feed store without them having to order it. It smells like liquid vicks salve. If you can get it drop 3 drops in the eye. do it for 3 days one week then 2 days the next and keep doing it till it improves. usually takes just a few doses works wonders. you can google it.

    Poultry Eye Worms

    This worm is very harmful to poultry in the Southern States of the USA .Hawaii , Philippines and other subtropical areas. It is a small white worm that lodges in the corner of a chicken's eye. The eye becomes swollen, inflamed, and watery. Impairing the chickens vision. The eyelids may stick together and the eye may turn cloudy and eventually be destroyed. The chicken may try to scratch the eye to get rid of the irritation.
    Eye worms have a indirect cycle. When the worm deposits the eggs in the eye, they pass into the tear duct, they are then swallowed by the chicken and expelled in droppings, and are eaten by the Surinam cockroaches. When the chicken eats the infective cockroach, worm larvae migrates up the esophagi to the mouth thru the tear duct, and into the eye. Wild birds are also infected, and they help spread the Eye Worm to chicken flocks. To control eye worm you must control the cockroaches around the chicken houses.


    NOTE THESE BIRDS IF INFECTED AND HANDLED BY YOU CAN LEAVE THE INFECTION ON YOUR CLOTHING OR SHOES AND YOU WILL CARRY IT HOME, OR YOU WILL BRING IT HOME WITH INFECTED BIRDS.


    Be sure and never wear the same shoes or clothing to the bird barn that you wear visiting a bird owners barns.
    The eggs of the disease are in the fluid of the eye of the infected bird. The bird carries a high fever and the fancier needs to doctor it immediately. Use a medicine called VETRX and put it directly into the eye, around the eye, down the throat, and in the water. Do this three times the first week and twice the second week and should clear it up. Continue to put the VetRx on the eye for 4 weeks
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2009
  4. tuffolbird

    tuffolbird Out Of The Brooder

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    Eggs of Oxyspirura mansoni , Manson’s eyeworm, are deposited in the eye, reach the pharynx via the nasolacrimal duct, are swallowed, passed in the feces, and ingested by the Surinam cockroach, Pycnoscelus surinamensis . Larvae reach the infective stage in the roach. When infected intermediate hosts are eaten, liberated larvae migrate up the esophagus to the mouth and then through the nasolacrimal duct to the eye, where the cycle is completed.

    As a treatment for Manson’s eyeworm, a local anesthetic can be applied to the eye, and the worms in the lacrimal sac exposed by lifting the nictitating membrane. A 5% cresol solution (1-2 drops) placed in the lacrimal sac kills the worms immediately. The eye should be irrigated with sterile water immediately to wash out the debris and excess solution. The eyes improve within 48-72 hr and gradually become clear if the destructive process caused by the parasite is not too far advanced.

    Cresol solutions are used as household cleaners and disinfectants, perhaps most famously under the trade name Lysol.

    The above information comes from the Merck Veterinary Manual.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You are not supposed to put Vet Rx inside the eye. The instructions say to put it in the slit in the top of the mouth, not the eye. That will burn like fire, I bet.
     
  6. chickabator

    chickabator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 30, 2007
    ky
    http://www.geocities.com/KelliAnn293/parasites.htm I was also told to do this by Peter Brown when my ameraucana hen had eye worm. he told me to seperate her and use the vet rx in her eye 3 times a week for the first week and then 2 x a week for the rest of the time and that it could take 4 weeks for it to heal completely.
     
  7. Pennyhibbitts

    Pennyhibbitts Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for all ya''ls help i am trying most of them...i have tried the vet rx...on the roof of the mouth for more than a week and for some reason it did not work. so i am trying the others now well ive ordered the cresol and and more vet rx..from murrays haatchery but i am still looking at 7-10 days. i am going to get the wazine wormer from the feed store now. thanks again i will let you know how it turns out.[​IMG]
     
  8. Pennyhibbitts

    Pennyhibbitts Out Of The Brooder

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    well, i finally got the vet rx in the mail but the worm looks like it is gone going to use rx anyway. i was desparate so i put someDE on her feathers and in her eye for a week..they went away is that weird? she seems to be doing fine.
     
  9. swinkracin

    swinkracin New Egg

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    how many drops of Lysol to 16 oz. of water ?
     

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