Pullet...Eyes and Wattles Swollen, Foamy Inside Her Mouth

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Muggsmagee, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    My BCM pullet is one sick little girl...any input or advise would be greatly appreciated. Edited in a picture.
    1) What type of bird , age and weight.

    Black Copper Marans, under 3 months, haven't weighed her...probably around 2 to 3 lbs

    2) What is the behavior, exactly.

    Her eyes are swollen shut, her wattles and comb are swollen, in between the wattles is swollen, she has foamy saliva, no distinctive odor, a gurgling in her breathing

    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms?

    Just noticed 2 nights ago that she was "off". Her wattles were a bit swollen, but both eyes were open. While I was making a commotion with feeding and talking to the chickens, she didn't react. Just stood under the light. I whistled really loud...every chicken stopped and stared at me, she didn't do a thing...which prompted a closer inspection. She is in a large brooder with about 25 other pullets and cockerels.

    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms?

    Not one. I couldn't tell if any of them had raspy/gurgly breathing. I will go check them out and report back.

    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma.

    Nothing broken/bleeding...no signs of physical trauma.

    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation.

    My thinking is we may have tracked something into her brooder from outside, or from a friend's farm as we just picked up 2 new pullets.

    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all.

    She has been drinking water...we started her on antibiotics in her water that first night (Duramycin).

    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.

    Her poop looks like ground up watery spinach. Deep green.

    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far?

    We separated her from the flock, I have given her water with antibiotics (Duramycin), yogurt mixed with a little feed...she can't see to eat, so I'm going to rub her beak through it.

    10 ) 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 like to treat her myself first. My vet gave me a number for a farm/livestock vet this morning. If I can't identify/pinpoint what she has, I'll call him.

    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.

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    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use

    She went from a brooder with clean pine shavings to a dog carrier with clean pine shavings.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2010
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Tylan 200 injectable in the breast area. Give the injection once and then again 48 hours later.
    Tylan is a fantastic antibiotic for respiratory illnesses and since she can't see to eat or drink-I would go with the injections.
     
  3. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Quote:I looked on the TSC website...I found Tylan 200 but not an "injectable" version. I'll keep looking.
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Most TSC have an inject able kind of Tylan200 or Tylan 50. Is that sores in her mouth... that could be canker if they are.
     
  5. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Quote:She didn't have sores...the flash is bright...she kept getting pine shavings stuck to her goopy mouth. I had to keep peeling them off. Our TSC has 1/2 of what I've seen at other TSC's.
     
  6. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    She died last night. [​IMG]
     
  7. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Oh, I'm sorry. [​IMG]
     

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