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Respiratory Disease that causes chickens eyes to shut

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RennieFamily, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. RennieFamily

    RennieFamily Hatching

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    Hi there,

    I am in need of some direction. I started my flock 2 years ago, everything was going great, UNTIL we purchased some baby pheasants this spring, which turned out to have some sort of a disease that caused 13 out of the 20 to die. Symptoms started as sneezing & coughing that sounded filled of mucus, then their eyes started to swell and seal shut. I have been dealing with this for the past 3 months, because as soon as I think that it's under control one of my breeding stock chickens gets it. PLEASE help me, I am really trying to figure out what disease causes there eyes to shut and have severe mucus build up then die....


    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE help with info.

    The Rennie Family
     
  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

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  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

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    Here's a list of respiratory diseases in poultry: Take a look at Mycoplasma Gallisepticum (MG) and Infectious Coryza.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps034
     
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  4. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

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    Coryza smells like warm ripe road kill.
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

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    Fresh road kill mmmmmm! [​IMG]
     
  6. RennieFamily

    RennieFamily Hatching

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    Thank- you very much! I definitely think its CORYZA. Unfortunately. I have separated the birds into sick, recovering, and monitoring before going back into the flock. I really appreciate all the links and information, it makes a huge difference knowing what I'm up against rather than stabbing in the dark!

    [​IMG] Heather R
     
  7. welasharon

    welasharon Songster

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    Good luck. I decide to cull my hen. I burned all the stuff I could and disinfected the rest...but I only had to one hen involved so it wasn't as traumatic a decision. I'm sorry you are having to deal with this. It sucks.
     
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    Dawg...it's that smell you get under your motorcycle helmet that lasts longer than you can hold your breath.
     
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

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    Aint that the truth!
     

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