Please tell me I am wrong, but.....pics added

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Barnyard, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I believe I have my first case of CRD. I have 20 week old Cochin's and it has been raining all day and is just plain nasty out. I have a dirt floor in the coop and the water has just flooded it. I noticed my blue roo first off. His eye was nasty and swollen, but was not bubbly at the time. Well I got them all out of the rain and took blue in the house to clean the eye up, put terramycin on the eye, now it is bubbly. No other symptoms. Nose is clear, no wheezing, just the eye. No body else, right now, has any problems. Just him. All I have right now to give him is terramycin. I started him on it as soon as I notice the eye. I am going to try and find some tylon tomorrow, not sure if I will be able to. The nearest TSC is 1hr away and my son has ballgames all day tomorrow. I will post pic's as soon as I can get them downloaded. Anybody got any suggestion's as to what I can do untile I get the proper antibotics? I really hope I am wrong and this is not CRD. What else could it be? The cochins are in a pen by them selves, but they are right next to my Barred Rocks, should I be worried about them (BR's)? Thanks guy's!!
     
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  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * Can you post a pic for the pros?? Is it like a thick mucus plug in the eye? Kinda dried egg yolk looking?
     
  3. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I am working on the pics right now. It looked kinda like mucus and smelled really bad. I did not see a plug of any kind though.
     
  4. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Ok here they are. Not the best but maybe you can tell a little bit.
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    I also have a question about the spots on some of my chickens comb's and wattles. Here is one of the roo's....
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    edited to add: this is all in the cochins
     
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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The spots on the combs are fowl pox. Yours with the eye could have wet pox or Coryza (smells awful) or something else. Is Pine Grove here? William, what about this eye?
     
  6. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Quote:I knew somebody was gonna say fowl pox. I figured that. If it is Coryza, what do I do for it?
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    For those who dont know, I know it's fowl pox by the raised, wart-like lesions. They just look different than peck marks. Tiffany, I think Sulmet says it's to treat Coryza, but I'm not sure what the very best med would be for that. I'm not even sure that's what it is. I did see a pic of a bird with wet pox that looked very much like your Cochin's eye, so I'm not entirely sure what that is and if wet pox, how to treat the eye other than the Terramycin eye ointment you're using.
     
  8. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Here are the question's that I should have answered first....



    1) What type of bird , age and weight. Cochin 20 wks weight unknown
    2) What is the behavior, exactly. normal
    3) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. No
    4) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation. nothing other than wet dirt
    5) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. free choice water and start n grow
    6) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.the poop looks normal
    7) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? I have cleaned the eye and started terramycin
    8 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? I would prefer to treat myself. there is no avian vet in my area
    9) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    10) Describe the housing/bedding in use they are on a dirt floor
     
  9. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Quote:Thanks Cyn. I was so hoping it would be nothing major, but I don't think that is gonna be the case here. If it is wet pox there is nothing you can do for that right? I have him separated from the rest of the flock for now. I am gonna check with my local feed and seed tomorrow and see what they have to offer as far as med's.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I hope someone knows the answer for you, Tiff. I really dont have any experience with the disease, though I know the dry pox when I see it. I think it may have been CarriBrown who had a bird with wet pox ages ago that looked very much like your bird. I do wish someone with more experience would help us out here, which is why I hope Pine Grove pops in soon.
     

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