Need help some bad looking chicken eyes!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by grmacin, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. grmacin

    grmacin New Egg

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    I noticed my hens eye the other day very red , swollen, looking infected. Otherwise still eating and drinking acting normal. Today I noticed another with the same looking eye but this one had some clear discharge coming out her nostrils ( if that's what they are called). After reading online im wondering if its a sinus infection or something like that. I cleaned them both by flushing with seline s[​IMG]olution, wiping out all the pus. Then used polysporin eye drops , and antibiotics in there water after I separated them ftomthe rest of the flock.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    It looks like a respiratory infection such as mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG or CRD) or coryza. They will cause swelling of the sinuses. There are others depending on symptoms. What antibiotic are you using? Tylosin (Tylan), erythromycin (Gallimycin), and tetracycline are used to treat MG. Sulfa drugs such as sulfadimthoxine (Di-Methox) will treat coryza best. Coryza frequently has a bad odor, but I also have heard that MG can too. These diseases make carriers of surviving chickens. Here is a list of common diseases and symptoms: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
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    The antibiotic is called Neo Chlor it contains neomycin and tetracycline. A water soluble antibiotic. I am in my first year having hens and have not had an problems like this. Thank you for your information very helpful.
     
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    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    The neomycin won't treat the respiratory infection, but the tetracycline might. If you can get Tylan it might work better.
     
  5. grmacin

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    I will check tomorrow when I go to town. Is that also water soluble?
     
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    Tylan Soluble Powder is water soluble, and Tylan50 injection is given by some people orally, but it works best as a shot into the breast muscle. Gallimycin (erythromycin) is also a good water soluble treatment. I just looked up the Neochlor--it will treat CRD and E.Coli, so you can try it for a few days.
     
  7. Cooper Farms

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    It is much better to use tylan50 and inject it into the thigh of the chicken
     
  8. Eggcessive

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    If injecting drugs into a chicken, there is less chances of hitting a nerve in the breast muscle. Some will also inject under the skin in the back of the neck. Have you noticed if she has a bad odor to her head? If so, I would probably change to a sulfa drug like Di-Methox or Sulmet in the water.
     
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