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HELP: Horrible infected eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by KristyAz, May 28, 2011.

  1. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our Polish has this horrible looking infection on her eye. I just noticed it today.


    1) What type of bird , age and weight. Polish, 3 1/2 months old
    2) What is the behavior, exactly. She was not really moving around the run with the others and her left wing was down
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? Not sure
    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? No
    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. No
    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. Nothing that I know of
    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. Crumble, veggies, water
    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc. Not sure
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? Nothing yet
    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? Treat myself
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use: DLM pine shavings. Run is alfalfa hay

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  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    is this a new bird or did you get as chick?
    where did you get this bird?
    have you got any new birds recently?
     
  3. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Got her as a day old.

    She is an Ideal Hatchery chick from the feed store

    No new birds
     
  4. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Polish tend to get weepy/ sticky eyes from the heavy feathering over them. I would trim off his topknot over each eye and use baby wipes to clean out the gunk. Antibiotic eye ointment applied until it clears up. You can use contact soaking solution to flush his eyes out. Works great.
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    isolated to just the one eye?
     
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    If it's just the one eye I would clean with warm water and use artificial tears(no medicated stuff) to flush. I wouldn't medicate unless a few flushes don't help...
    I would also trim the feathers a little to avoid irritation...and give you better view
     
  7. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, just one eye.
     
  8. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

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    you can also squezze some used warm coffie ground juice into her eye after you clean it out. repeat about three times per day
     
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  9. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have some Vigamox (moxifloxacin hydrochloride ophthalnic solution) left over from my daughter. Is that safe?
     
  10. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No artificial tears, will need to get some.
     

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