Horrible eye problem! Diagnose?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jeffross1968, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    We have some kind of illness going through our flock. All sick birds have a closed eye. Some have recovered after having only a closed eye, that later opened. Those birds usually did not show other signs, and continued eating/drinking. We have lost one bird to either a very advanced form of the same disease, or some completely different disease. We have one bird now with the advanced version. We have now dosed it with Tylan50. But I was hoping someone might be able to look at this and diagnose it. Here is the pic...

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    Last edited: Nov 19, 2012
  2. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Little bump...anyone?
     
  3. dkosh

    dkosh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never seen that before. The best I can do is give you a bump. Good luck!
     
  4. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    We're pumping this one full of Tylan...today will be day 4. Would really like an idea of what I"m dealing with if anyone has an opinion...
     
  5. dkosh

    dkosh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering you you made out with the Tylan. Have you figured out what it is?
     
  6. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
    Smoky Mountains
    Sorry I didn't see this earlier. We haven't found out what it is unfortunately. Tylan does not seem to help. Whatever it is has been slowly working it's way through the flock. Most get better at the same rate whether tylan was used or not, so we stopped using it. A couple have died. It's been a very frustrating thing.
     
  7. FenikT

    FenikT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe a fungal infection like Favus (Trichophyton gallinae)? The recommended anti-fungal for favus is griseofulvin, which requires a orally administered prescription from the vet (Fulvicin).

    Some recommend an anti-fungal gel like those commonly used for athletes foot. Only issue is this particular fungus seems to have a reasonable tolerance to the active ingredient in most of these products (which means it will either be ineffective or take a long time to make a dent). If you plan to use this treatment, consider increasing the persistence of the medication by mixing with a small dab of melted vasoline.
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Looks like it could be fowl pox.
     

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