free little hen with big eye infection

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by orangecharger7, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. orangecharger7

    orangecharger7 New Egg

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    A lady gave me a red hen with eye puss the size of a golf ball... I put this great med. i got in her eye socket every day for two weeks and the eye socket completely healed and she is now getting along fine with only one eye.the stuff is called : live stock medicine PURE SULFA...I listed it on ebay if anyone wants to try it...excellent non antibiotic anti bacterial medicine....
     
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Sulfa is a sulfa drug which is also an antibiotic, probably the same as Sulmet. Your little chicken may have coryza, and that is a bad respiratory disease. You should not give away that chicken, so matter how cute, because it will infect any other chickens it comes in to contact with. Coryza is a carrier disease, and it is never cured--symptoms may go away for awhile, but it is still there. You need to keep this chicken or cull it.
     
  3. orangecharger7

    orangecharger7 New Egg

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    WOW you really called that one correct.....i already lost two other chickens with similar symptoms; a silky and another red hen... and others are gurgling.. im going to tractor supply to get that tylenol injectable... medicine....thanks alot....eddie
     
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    sulfadimethox i believe has trimethoprime in it which has horific side affects includeing coma...the pure sulfa is a hundred times better, but , thanks anyway !!!!
     
  6. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Sulfadimethoxine is used extensively in chickens. I think you are referring to sulfamethoxazole: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole
    Sulfa drugs all can be toxic to chickens, and some are worse than others, but coryza responds to sulfa drugs. According to most of the literature I have read, sulfadimethoxine (Di-Methox) is probably the safest.
     
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  7. MyPetNugget

    MyPetNugget Enjoying the cold!!!

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