Help! my Rose comb bantam Lady Kaede has a weird infection on her Earlobe!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Beetlegreen, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Beetlegreen

    Beetlegreen Out Of The Brooder

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    It's really weird Rose comb bantams have white earlobes.But on one earlobe there is this brown stuff?At first I thought it was dirt but it wouldn't come off?[​IMG]
    Any suggestions on the cure?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    You might post a picture so that we can get a better idea of what is.
    Does it look like there is any drainage coming from inside the ear? They can get smelly and infected. There is also a fungal infection called favus that leaves a whitish gray chalky residue on earlobes, combs, and wattles. Here is a thread with a picture of favus: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/450401/my-rooster-has-favus-help-please

    In the event of infection look at this thread in post # 2: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/735553/inner-ear-infection
     
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  3. Beetlegreen

    Beetlegreen Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry I will. And also no there is no drainage coming from the ear. But the one eye where the earlobe is infected.
    Her eyelids are swollen and her pupil is facing down and that one eye has lost all it's color? Only the one eye?? [​IMG]
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    The brown material on the earlobe could also be fowl pox. The swollen eyes sound like a serious respiratory infection. Fowl pox can also affect the eyes, but usually the dry form is just scab or few scabs. Wet fowl pox can affect the mouth, throat, and airway causing respiratory distress. Here are some links for dry fowl pox and wet fowl pox (a horrible case): https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/690442/is-this-fowl-pox and https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...x-xxx-rated-graphic-pictures-of-pus-and-scabs
     
  5. R.M.Qureshi

    R.M.Qureshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dear Beetlegreen,

    This could be ear cankers, I use Doxycyclin in this case for five days 30-35 mg/Kg body weight.

    Symptoms:
    1. Brown mass on ear lobes.
    2. some times soft some times hard.
    3. Bird shakes his head.
    4. Some times imbalanced.
    5. Increased thirst

    Please check if the image resembles your case

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Beetlegreen

    Beetlegreen Out Of The Brooder

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    Shes okay now. The earlobe healed up. [​IMG]
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm glad to hear that. [​IMG] She probably had fowl pox and/or a respiratory disease.
     
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