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Pullet with extremely swollen eye! Help needed!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Brahma Chicken5000, May 23, 2018.

  1. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    This Red Sex Link pullet who is close to laying has a very swollen eye and one of her wattles is swollen too. I can’t give a lot of background information on her as she is not my pullet. I tried to clean her eye out but I the yellow stuff (puss?) wouldn’t come off. I checked inside her mouth to see if there were signs of fowl pox and there were none. What can be done to help this pullet? 6AF40142-394E-4940-BECD-6CCBD3E53787.jpeg A213D5C0-9E3C-49B8-9BA7-9E3AAFD77E24.jpeg 4725002E-9A66-42F7-98A6-CB5499936AF6.jpeg E7663C5C-4A8B-44B1-AC5F-331E87206284.jpeg AAA15349-8F2D-448A-9275-D247D1A1A2B4.jpeg 2B07A96D-E085-4916-BDDB-4EE30EF3B54D.jpeg 6C4E4BC4-CCA8-467B-A344-9CFA60A429A0.jpeg CFE18990-4FFC-4E03-858B-DB577539DE9B.jpeg
     

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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Wow, that's pretty bad. You need to get all of that pus out.
     
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    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    How should I go about doing it? Lance it?
     
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    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    I don’t have the pullet with me. She resides at the farm I work at. I can try to drain the puss tomorrow.
     
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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    Did you see my abscess and tumor thread?
     
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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    I would start by tweeting out the visible pus.
     
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    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    I’ll check it out. I was just looking at your articles page and I think the pullet has Coryza.
     
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    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    So what do you want to do? Treat or euthanize? I can offer suggestions on how to treat, but if it is Coryza, it's contagious and lots of people would recommend her, and some would recommend culling the whole flock.
     
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    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    I told my boss that we should cull her but she said first try to treat her. I’m no longer going to handle that pullet or any of the other chickens on the farm.
     

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