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  1. madsena

    madsena New Egg

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    Long story short I found a pullet silkie with bubbly eyes I posted on another group and some thought is could be respiratory and some thought fowl pox. She got progressively worse even after I gave Tylan 50 .5 cc for 4 days I should have done one more I guess. This is my first bought of illness. The other day I went our and found another Hen with pox. Then I did a thorough
    sweep and most of my flock has pox... how did this happen!!! We love our chickens and take great care and pride in them. So now I can't really quarantine since the majority of my flock has it.Then today I went out to check again and make sure they are doing okay and give them treats and found two hens with bubbly eyes I immediately grabbed them and put them together in a cage and started Tylans.

    Should I treat the whole frock with Tylans or something else? its bubbly eyes and raspy breathing. We have about 30 chickens. Also is there a difference in treatment of dry and wet pox? from what I read keep them hydrated and nourished clean wounds with idodine if needed and let it takes it course? Is this true?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you post some photos?

    Bubbly eyes can be an indication of respiratory illness like Mycoplasma Gallisepticum. Flush the eyes with saline, remove any pus that you see and apply some Vetericyn eye gel or Terramycin eye ointment. Mycoplasma is contagious, so if you are seeing it spread, separate and treat the ones with symptoms.

    You need to weigh your birds to give the correct dosage of Tylan. Injectable Tylan 50 dosage is 1 cc or ml per 5 pounds of weight (2x day for 5days). You can give it orally or as an injection into the breast muscle 1/4 inch deep.

    Yes, there is a difference between Wet form and Dry form of Fowl Pox.
    Dry Fowl Pox is usually, just that, dry scabs on the face, comb and wattles. It will usually resolve itself in several weeks. Applying Iodine to the scabs will help them dry up. Don't pick off the scabs.

    Wet Fowl Pox has canker-like lesion on the face, wattles, comb and usually inside the mouth (beak), throat, pharynx, etc. This can cause respiratory distress. Sometimes antibiotic treatment may be helpful, usually Tetracyclines, but the Tylan may help.

    Pox can be spread from bird to bird from the sloughing of scabs, shared use of water containers, etc. Keep your water stations clean and sanitized. Do the best you can. Pox is commonly contracted through mosquito/insect bites, so most of us have seen it at various times in some form during our chicken keeping life.

    Common Poultry Diseases:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

    More info on treating/cleaning up for Pox:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2015/07/fowl-pox-prevention-treatment.html
     
  3. Roseyroberts

    Roseyroberts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is pox around the eye be sure to use an antiobotic eye cream . My hen has lost an eye due to the pox learned to late how important it is to do that.
     

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