Gummy eyes

threechickfarm

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Help! I'm new at this... one of the chickens I received seems to have conjunctivitis of some sort. Her eyes are gummy and gross. What do I do?
 

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Conjunctivitis can be a symptom of a chronic respiratory disease such a s MG, coryza, or ILT. These diseases can make carriers of your flock, so testing by your state vet might be something you would want to do. Is there a bad odor about the head that might be a symptom of coryza? Antibiotics such as Tylan 50 may treat symptoms, but not cure the diseases permanently. Here is a list of common diseases to read about, and a link to finding your state vet: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/animal_dis_spec/poultry/participants.shtml
 

threechickfarm

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5 Years
Apr 26, 2014
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Conjunctivitis can be a symptom of a chronic respiratory disease such a s MG, coryza, or ILT.  These diseases can make carriers of your flock, so testing by your state vet might be something you would want to do. Is there a bad odor about the head that might be a symptom of coryza?   Antibiotics such as Tylan 50 may treat symptoms, but not cure the diseases permanently.  Here is a list of common diseases to read about, and a link to finding your state vet:  http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/animal_dis_spec/poultry/participants.shtml
Where do I buy the antibiotic?
 

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Any feed store should have it in the cattle medicines. Tylan50 is injectable--it is best given as a shot into the breast muscle daily for 5 days. 1/4 ml for bantams, 1/2 ml for up to 5 lb, and 1 ml for over 5 lb. Use a 25 gauge, 5/8th inch needle. Some do give it orally, but it works best injectable.
 

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