please please please say this isn't coryza

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LaynaDon95, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed yesterday that both of one of my pullet's eyes were swollen. One way worse than the other. I took her in and started her on tylan 50. Just now I decided to soak the bad eye with a warm wet rag and it opened up to reveal a nasty cheese like substance. It doesn't stink. No other discharge or nasty smells. She does have mites but I assume that's a secondary thing. What is this? Please say it isn't coryza. I had a bantam hen that died recently after displaying similar symptoms. So far no other signs of it, including the baby the hen was raising at the time.
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Sorry, I don't know anything about coryza. I think Tylan is a good choice for treating them right now.
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    To be certain of what it is, you really need to get a nasal swab done by your local NPIP person. I have heard and read that coryza has a foul smell before antibiotics. Mycoplasma can cause similar problems, but the pus sounds a bit iffy.
     
  4. PolkaDot77

    PolkaDot77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feel free to use Neosporin directly on the eyes as well. Topical antibiotics should help the acute symptoms right away, while the tylan builds up in the bloodstream. Good luck!
     
  5. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Probiotic in the water and try to keep the eye clean with out
    hurting her and the Tylan 50 is a good place to start and
    what are you going to do about the other birds you have ??
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  6. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Neosporin is not for use as an ophthalmic ointment.
     
  7. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Probiotic? What kind? Where do I get it and how much per gallon of water?
    Tylan 50? What dosage? How many times a day and for how long? Will it cure Coryza?
     
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  8. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    If it is Coryza, and it sounds like it is, Sulfadimethoxine powder at 1 tsp per gallon of water for 5 days or Sulmet (sodium sulfamethazine) at 1 tablespoon per gallon of water for 7-10 days should be used. If Coryza becomes a problem, there is a vaccine for it.
     
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  10. mg15

    mg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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