pheasant with swollen eyes,getting thin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by maranfarmer563, Dec 12, 2014.

  1. maranfarmer563

    maranfarmer563 Songster

    Mar 13, 2014
    northern Pennsylvania
    Mutant blue ring neck pheasant,eyes swollen and pusie looking,any ideas what to do for him
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Crowing

    Apr 8, 2013
    It's possibly respiratory disease, since that often affects the eyes of poultry due to the sinuses being right around that area, if this is what it is your other birds are all at risk. You need antibiotics if so. You can start with raw freshly minced garlic being added to their food but this might be worth a vet call.

    I don't know, I don't keep pheasants, but there's not much info provided in your post. It could be sand in his eyes for all I know.

    Good luck.
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Is the swellling hard or soft? Can you post a picture if the head?

    Here is a peacock with a severe sinus infection:
    Note that I am *not* suggesting that you do surgery, just want you to see what a severe sinus infection can look like. I suspect that the severe infection could have been avoided if they had treated the bird as soon as they saw the eye was swollen.

    If it were mine and I thought it was a sinus infection and/or respiatory infection I would treat with Baytril. Here are some places to buy Baytril and generic Baytril

    I'd also de-worm him with Safeguard at 0.23ml per pound for five days and tube feed fluids, then fluids and baby bird food. If you want to learn, let me know and I'll teach you, but read this first:

    Last edited: Dec 14, 2014

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