Possible eye worm photos - help!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Weezy58, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Weezy58

    Weezy58 Out Of The Brooder

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    In the past few days one of our six-week-old Swedish ducklings has developed an eye issue that has us baffled. Both eyes look the same - bare tissue showing underneath the eye. She's the only duckling with this problem, and she's acting normally otherwise. It seems to be worsening quickly. Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated - we really love our ducks!

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    Last edited: Sep 27, 2013
  2. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Changing your title may help get more replies. Maybe... Possible eye worm pictures. Help!!!!
    I have no idea what that is on your duck, but I hope you find out soon.
    Good luck
     
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    This is conjunctivitis which may be from a respiratory disease such as mycoplasma. It is not that bad yet, and may respond to antibiotics such as Tylan 50 either by mouth or as a shot. Can you estimate his weight? The dosage is roughly 1 ml per 10 lb. Antibiotic ointment in the eye may help.
     
  4. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks eggcessive! I had no idea if that was tissue or a foreign body. I am so glad you replied.
    Good luck with your duck, Weezy.
    Melissa
     
  5. Weezy58

    Weezy58 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! I made an appointment with our vet to see about getting some meds. He does work with poultry and waterfowl so hopefully will be able to give this sweet little girl what she needs!
     
  6. Weezy58

    Weezy58 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the tip Melissa! We're seeing the vet tomorrow morning. (I'm known as "the duck lady" there - lol!)
     

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