HELP ASAP!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tindal1216, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. Tindal1216

    Tindal1216 Hatching

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    I have a silkie hen and her eye is swollen as shown in this picture. I gave her tylan 50 last night. Her other eye was closed and today was open after the injection. So I see some improvement on that eye. But this swollen eye has me panicking as a first time silkie owner. I have removed her and she is in my bathroom.

    The weather has been freezing at night and I'm wondering if that caused this due to stress as I've read online but I thought I'd check here as well.

    But does anyone have an idea on what this is or if I really should take her to the vet? I have an appt on Tuesday but can it wait that long or be avoided?

    Will tylan eventually help this?

    Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. Eggcessive

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    I would use a warm wet compress on the eye, and hold it there while you hold her, rewarming it as needed for about 15 minutes. Then try to clean any good out of the eye with squeezing, QTips, etc. Get some Terramycin eye ointment from your feed store, and apply it twice a day after recleaning the eye. If the pus and gunk are not removed, it will not help.
    This could be MG, coryza (especially if she has a bad odor,) or an eye infection from pecking or dirt in her eye. The Tylan can help if it is MG or coryza, but since those are chronic respiratory diseases, it can come back again when stressed from cold weather or molting.
    Tylan 50 injectable can be given orally 1/4 ml 2-3 times a day for 5 days.
     
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  3. Tindal1216

    Tindal1216 Hatching

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    Do you think it could wait until monday? I honestly don't think I can squeeze it, I'm horrible and this stuff
     

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