Foamy eyes and sneezing. . .help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mizzdonna, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. mizzdonna

    mizzdonna New Egg

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    I have a few RI Reds with sneezing and now a hen has a "frothy" eye. I have given them tetracycline, but still they are sick. Any suggestions? Thank you!
     
  2. anothercrazychick

    anothercrazychick Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds like Chronic respiratory disease/mycoplasma gallisepticum. You'll need a more potent antibiotic, like tylan (injectable, preferably, given at a dose of 35 mg/kg, twice a day, orally or IM) or baytril (15 mg/kg, twice a day, orally or IM). In a pinch, lincospectin will work, too, but the other two meds are better...

    Good luck,

    Laura
     
  3. robbdebbie

    robbdebbie Professional Chicken Bather

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    Same thing my birds just had. Just like the other poster said Tylan injectable is the best for that. My state vet also recommended this water antibiotic called L-S, but that didn't work well for me at all. I did .5cc or less of Tylan in the breast every other day. Good luck!
     
  4. mizzdonna

    mizzdonna New Egg

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    Thank you for your help. I have never given my chickens an injection. Where do you do that? I honestly don't know!
     
  5. HennyPennies2007

    HennyPennies2007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2008
    TYlan 1/4 to 1/2 CC depending on if its LF or banty...into the skin...just barely at the back of the neck...easy to do....Going to scare up a post that should really help ya....BRB
     
  6. HennyPennies2007

    HennyPennies2007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2008
    From Doc Brown's site:

    I would Nasal Flush the bird using Oxine or Tylan 50 with sterile water. I would then apply either eye drops or eye ointment to the eye several times daily.

    Directions for treating sinusitis with swollen eyes

    nasal flush using Tylan 50 or la-200

    using 12 cc’s of sterile water add 2 cc of Tylan 50 or 1 cc of la-200 and then flush each nostril( using a syringe with the needle removed ) with 3 to 4 cc’s twice per day for 5 to 7 days. The birds head should be held down so as not to swallow to much of theTylan solution.

    Follow the flushing with vet-rx squirted liberally into each nostril. Do this after each flushing.

    Using the eye ointments is a critical part of getting the swelling to go down. Use the eye ointment every 2 to 3 hours during the day if at all possible.

    You should use it at least twice per day. Start in one corner of the eye and lay down a small strip of the eye ointment from one corner of the eye to the other corner of the eye.

    It may also be helpful to flush the eye once per day with an over the counter human eye wash that is boric acid based and then proceed with the nasal flushing as described above.

    The eye washes are readily available in all drug stores.

    It may be necessary to use more powerful antibiotics to cure this swollen eye problem if you are not making progress


    Tylan 50 or la-200 - 2 to 3 drops directly into the eye twice a day followed by the eye ointment twice per day for 5 to 7 days

    Ciloxan eye drops given at the rate of 2 to 3 drops in the affected eye 2 to 3 times a day for 5 to 7 days


    Ciprofloxacin Eye drops or Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment available in the online store on this site.

    This should take care of the problem.
     
  7. HennyPennies2007

    HennyPennies2007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2008
    Dr. Brown is amazing....this should really help ya out....
     
  8. loralei

    loralei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got a couple of my girls thru wet pox using Tylan 50 injectable. It's great stuff! Get the smallest gauge needle you can find.... something like 25ga to 30ga. They were hard for me to find so good luck. I gave .5 ml twice a day for 5 days.

    I wrapped my girls in a towel and held them on my lap. With one hand part the feathers on the breast so you can see the skin and with the other hand insert the needle just under the skin, maybe 1/4 of an inch, and gently depress the plunger.

    It was a lot easier than I thought it would be.

    Godspeed,
    Laura
     
  9. mizzdonna

    mizzdonna New Egg

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    Thanks for all the help everyone!
     
  10. robbdebbie

    robbdebbie Professional Chicken Bather

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    I gave my birds .5cc in the breast every other day. They range from Seramas to buff orpingtons. I did give the smaller birds less that the bigger birds. I sat down on some stairs, put the birds upside down in between my legs, and exposed an area of the breast. I just stuck the needle in about 1/4in or even less. The only birds that jumped or made a noise were the Seramas. The other birds didn't care at all. They are all better now. I only used for 3 treatments. Good Luck!
     

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