Foamy eye

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  1. beeman1989

    beeman1989 Just Hatched

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    I've got a few khakis with foamy eye. Been googling this sounds like upper respiratory problem? Is this right? If so how can I treat it? I have gotten vetrx and have started using
    That. Is there any other ways to fix this? Contagious? Do I keep them segrigated? Any tips would be great thanks in advance
     
  2. SmallFarmUSA

    SmallFarmUSA Out Of The Brooder

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  3. beeman1989

    beeman1989 Just Hatched

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    So either way it's not contagious correct?
     
  4. SmallFarmUSA

    SmallFarmUSA Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, that's correct.
     
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  5. salisburyfarm

    salisburyfarm New Egg

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    I have 6 fawn and white runner ducks and 3 weeks ago one of them had a bloody foamy eye in a panic I rushed her to the vet and they told me that she had a scratch on her eye almost so they gave me a sterilizer and pain meds. Yes it could be an upper respiratory problem but check your duck's eye to make sure it doesn't look scratched or infected
     
  6. beeman1989

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    Thanks a lot for the help everybody. Seems to be clearing up pretty well. Now. Question about upper resp problem for the future. Wouldn't there be troubled breathing, sneezing, wheezing with a resportory problem? At what time frame would the troubled breathing start?
     
  7. SmallFarmUSA

    SmallFarmUSA Out Of The Brooder

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    I've now heard both that the respiratory disease isn't contagious and that it is - so it would be safer to separate the sick ducks, if it were a respiratory infection. Sorry for the confusion. Sneezing generally seems to come first.
     
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  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Most of the foamy eye reports I see on the forum are from injury - drakes grabbing the head and scratching the eye, or debris, or fighting. And it seems that caught early, rinsing the eye regularly with something medicated, or even mild saline solution, making sure there's water available for head washing works.

    I think it's Storey's Guide that says that foamy eye can lead to other infections.
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Depends... Google respiratory diseases of waterfowl and poultry, most are contagious, and some make them carriers of the disease for life.

    -Kathy
     

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