Nasty eye infection (pics)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by campingshaws, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    A few months ago my flock went through fowl pox. Only one bird had wet pox, and the EEs/orp mixes hardly developed spots on their combs at all. Soot the EE got bubbles in her eye and nasal discharge. By the time I decided to treat it, she'd be better. Then a few days later sick again.

    My chicken sitters gave her a round of tylan 50 over thanksgiving. I gave her another round a few weeks later. We've been gone for two weeks and got back last night. And now her eye looks like this:

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    What's the best way to proceed with this? I was thinking to wash with saline, squeeze that gunk out, flush again, and treat with opthamalic ointment. I'd have to pick some up. I have the saline, tylan 50, and plain triple antibiotic on hand.

    I do have a vet nearby who claims to see chickens, but they've lied to me before so I don't consider that an option.
     
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    Kathy, Is there ANY other problems that result in bubbles in the eye besides MG ?
     
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    I think all respiratory and sinus infections can cause bubbles in the eye.

    -Kathy
     
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    Is the surgery mostly for hard masses? This looks soft but I haven't touched it.

    Should I flush with tylan as he did or just use the trip antibiotic ointment? Give an oral dose too?
     
  7. casportpony

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    I guess you should start by figuring out if the mass is firm or liquid. If it's liquid, you might be able to squeeze it out, but if it's firm, I'm afraid surgery is your only option. Search the forum for a thread about a turkey with a swollen eye or sinus... Think the OP was darkwater something? They just went thru something similar.

    Antibiotics, oral or topical, will *not* treat this. Pus must be removed before giving drugs.

    -Kathy
     
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    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Right, I mean after removal.
     
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    Ointment won't hurt, but I'm not sure undiluted Tylan should be put in the eye. Oral Tylan would be fine.

    -Kathy
     

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