HELP, infection in eye, custard thickness, how do i remove? PIC's

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sillystunt, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    Ok so pecker my bantam is sick. His eye is swollen the size of a marble(fowl pox). I have him on poly vits, tylan 50 injections and warm compresses. The scab over eye came off which exposed the infection. It wont drain, it is thick and i am not sure how to get it out or leave it. I am trying to relieve the pressure. He eats and drinks fine but the eye looks like it is painful. Help!

    So should i leave it or get it out? And how do i do that?

    I have him alone in a box and he seems ok. Just don't know what to do about this eye!

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  2. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    well the bottom scab came off allowing the 2 eyelids to seperate. The stuff is really thick and i am scared to mess with it. I flushed with iodine. Any suggestions?
     
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  3. silkymom

    silkymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have the same looking wound? but still a scab on the eye ball, its bees 5 days of injections and ointment the message from my vet is to keep it up, i dont know how to help but i have the same bird, my girl cant close lids, but today the scab is smaller and there is tears around the lids they want to blink, if i gat the vet tonight ill get right to ya i only got a message,
    good luck to us,
    silkymom.
     
  4. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Alaska
    try warm washrag compress and light pressure.
     
  5. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    have you tried squeezing it out a little bit at a time? I had to do that to one bird. It struggled some and ended up with wry neck for about three weeks. It wasn't really bad. It just walked in a three foot circle and kept looking over its right shoulder all the time for a few weeks. It probably strained its neck from me restraining it wrong. Just saying that so if you do decide to sqeeze it out, don't restrain it by the neck. Live and learn. My bird got completely healed up and you would never know.
     
  6. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I had good results with Baytril for my birds that got this (fowlpox) and the white stuff went away on it's own. You can't tell which bird had it.
     
  7. Jess N Jeff

    Jess N Jeff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the same thing with my Cochin Bantam. Its only in one eye. Vet said warm...NOT HOT, compresses which will draw out infection, followed by cool water flushes over eye. DO NOT PULL OFF SCAB. Soften with either Aquaphor over the counter at walmart or vasaline. Make sure its just over the scab do not put in eye. Once the scab has come off continue with warm compress and cool water flush. She(vet) gave me an optholmic ointment to put in the eye. I have at home(at work now), I will get the name and post in a few hours.

    She stressed it is a baterial infection. More then likely a peck or scrach from own nail. Bacteria from dirty becks or feet is the culprit.

    Hope this helps.

    EDIT: seperate the bird that has it. Other birds can peck at it....yucky
     
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  8. silkymom

    silkymom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    replying to jess n jeff, hey guys where whas the scab on your kid, mine is right on the eyeball, im using hot compresses but now will go warm, i m using terimyciin ointment but also have just a steril opthimalic ointment with no antibiotiocs i also havr injectiblr batril but its 2 yrs old, my vet should be calling me back, darn im stumpd., the scab is smaller today.
    no goop comming out, i guess ill keep on what im doing, hope we all find the cure, or cause,
    juliet,
     
  9. Jess N Jeff

    Jess N Jeff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My girls scab covered the entire eye and once the scab came off the outside, pus and eye drainage stuck to her eyeball. That is why the vet said to continue to do compress and flushes. she gave us cloramphenecol ointment which we put on a q-tip and place in the corner of the eye. I got a human perscription not the animal perscription because it was cheaper and there was more of it. It is the same thing though. Terimycin ointment should help, if not then its not broadspectrum enough. Steril optholmic ointment without antibiotic is good to keep any drainage from drying onto the eye inbetween flushes.

    The vet said she may still have swelling...which she does. If there is no more drainage, then you can switch to just cold but not frozen compresses to help with bringing down the swelling. We are still getting some drainage right now.
     
  10. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    omg, I AM NOT ALONE! I have been doing iodine flushes and then trible antibiotic(non pain reliever) on the eye. I looks like it is going down ever so slightly. I also have been injecting him with Tylan. The infection is so thick i can't squeeze it out. Like pudding in texture( sorry for damaging your outlook on pudding, LOL) I feel i will make it worse if i mess with it. i did put him by himself! He doesn't like it but will live.

    I just imagine it must hurt him. Does anyone know the asprin amount for a bantam? I also put a couple drops of the tylan on the eye.
     

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