hen with swelling at top of wattle, eating and drinking, lump is a little warm, she doesnt act like

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by x38ny0, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. x38ny0

    x38ny0 New Egg

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I enlarged your picture, and I am not certain but it appears as if she may have canker or Trichimoniasis. Gently open her mouth and see if there is a caseous build up in the corner of her mouth. Do a search on this condition to see if that is what she looks like. Metronidazole is a very effective treatment.
     
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    Looks swollen on inside of her mouth also don't know what caseous means but nothing in the corner of her mouth just lump on outside and small lump on inside
     
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    Caseous would be yellowish/cheesy in appearance.
     
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    Nope, just a swelling on inside that looks like outside only smaller and warm to the touch. Don't know if I should just watch, noticed it yesterday doesn't seem bigger today or try to drain it with small syringe or antibiotic. I have Tylan 50 or Duramyacin on hand
     

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