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Puffed/Swollen Comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cowgirlboots319, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. cowgirlboots319

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    So for the past 3 weeks on of my hens has an extremely swollen comb. It is firm and warm to the touch, I know warmth can be a sign of infection. I then started treating her with Tylan 50 but no improvement. The hen has no other symptoms and seems to be in no pain even when I touch the comb or gently squeeze it. Laying eggs, eating, drinking, pooing normally. Any ideas? A vet is not an option right now. Someone suggested Epsom salts but not sure how to go about doing that. Please help!
     
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    Anyone???
     
  6. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't a clue. You could try Tetracycline (sold as Duramycin-10). About a tsp in a gallon of water. Make sure it's the only water she has access to for at least 7 days. It covers both gram positive, and gram negative infections. It's kind of an old fashioned way to go, but it works on most infections. I always have some on hand in my animal medicine cabinet.
     
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  7. Weehopper

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    I don't know what a vet would charge to open it up and find out what is inside. Or stick a syringe into and see if he/she could draw anything out.
     

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