Orp with a facial problem.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by OkieB, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. OkieB

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    Dottie woke up this morning with a semi-swollen eye and some brown discharge from her left ear. She shakes her head quite frequently. But other than that is eating, drinking, pooping and fpraging as normal. Any suggestions? Just 20180330_194716.jpg 20180330_194618.jpg 20180330_194614.jpg keep an eye on her?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

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    Facial swelling with a discharge from the ear sounds like ear infection.
    Ear infection can be from respiratory illness, bacterial, fungal or viral infections and sometimes ear mites. Check her over well for any external parasites. You can try dropping a few drops of Hydrogen Peroxide in the ear to boil up the discharge/any debris, remove as much gunk as you can, then apply triple antibiotic ointment into the ear.

    Antibiotics may helpful, you can use Tylan50 or Amoxicillin, but having a vet determine the cause and prescribe the appropriate medicine and treatment plan is always best.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I checked for mites and didn't see any. Plus I just treated her/wormed her about a month ago.

    I have Tylan 50. But wouldn't know how much to give. Do you have an idea?

    Thanks for your input.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

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    Injectable Tylan50 dosage is .20ml per pound of weight given 2-3times a day for 5days. You can give it orally or by injection into the breast muscle 1/4"deep.

    If she has any discharge from the eyes, flush them with saline or sterile water, remove any discharge, then apply an ophthalmic ointment like Terramycin or similar.

    Keep us posted.
     
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    Thanks for the great information. She looks just the same this morning. No worse, no better.
     
  6. OkieB

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    So please don't think I'm a dork...

    I prefer to give it to her orally. We just weighed her. She weighs 8lbs. So how much per dose? I'm always afraid I'm figuring wrong. :hmm
     
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    That would be 1.6 ml (0.2 ml per 8 pounds.)
     
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    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
     
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    Your welcome and not a dork, LOL. I hope she gets better.
     
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    Ha. I feel like one sometimes. You said give her the 1.6ml 2 or 3 times a day?
     
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