- May 14, 2016
Hi guys, after not being hone for a while I noticed one of my hen’s eyes is swollen. I have not idea what has caused this. Her other eye and behavior seem normal. Any idea what this could be?
It looks like there are some bubbles in the eye as well, and that can be a sign of conjunctivitis and sinus infection from a respiratory disease such as MG or mycoplasma gallisepticum. I would clean out any drainage or crust twice a day, and apply some Terramycin eye ointment which can be found at many feed stores. Neosporin eye drops or eye ointment are also good.
MG can be treated with Tylan or tylosin, oxytetracycline, and a couple of other antibiotics. Tylan oral powder for water can be found here online:
You may also find Tylan injectable 50 or 200 at some feed stores, and those can be given orally. Let us know what you get for dosage instructions.
Here is an article about MG:
https://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_docs/programs/poultry/FS-1008 Recognizing and Preventing Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) Infecti....pdf