Not sure what it is or how to treat it!! (w/ pictures)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by manny5412, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. manny5412

    manny5412 In the Brooder

    Feb 20, 2014
    We had another pullet that had the same thing but unfortunately it died. So i'm sure it is deadly if left untreated. Here are two pictures, hope you guys can help!!
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
    Well, to me it looks like CORYZA...extremely contagious to the rest of the flock. The recommended antibiotics are sulfadimethoxine, added to the water, you can irrigate the eyes with saline and put Terramycin eye drops or chlorsig human drops in both eyes twice a day.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    If in fact it's coryza, there will be an unmistakable foul odor around the head area. If there isn't a foul odor, it possibly could be mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG.) Bloodwork can be done to determine if it's MG or not. You can contact your local extension office and find out how to get your sick bird tested.
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