roo with eye infection

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tattooedchickenlady, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. tattooedchickenlady

    tattooedchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    Dinky Springs, la
    I have a roo with a nasty eye infection. I noticed a couple of days ago it was swollen, but I thought it was something that would pass, like a bee sting or something. Yesterday it was hugely swollen, with a little drainage and he was keeping his mouth open. I put him in the hospital cage with Sulmet in his water and food...this morning his other eye is swollen a little, with drainage and his water was knocked over....I have called feed stores and a vet to find out what to do, but nobody has Tylan and the vet wants to see him......I just can't afford that today.

    I need to know what can I inject because the poor guy can't see to drink now and knocks over his waterer.
  2. NapsWithChickens

    NapsWithChickens ZZZZzzzzz....

    Feb 22, 2009
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Shoot, this doesn't sound good! I wish I could offer you suggestions, but I've never experienced that.

    Good luck with your sick roo! [​IMG]
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    TSC has Tylan. Do you have one nearby?
  4. tattooedchickenlady

    tattooedchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    Dinky Springs, la
    I called them, and they do..If I get some, how much and exactly how do I give it? I tried warm compresses with Sulmet solution. It helped, he could at least open his left eye, he seems pretty listless and light, I hope it's not too late. I had him drink some of the warm sulmet water too, like I drink hot water when my throat hurts.
    I opened his mouth and I see what looks like infection in the "slit" in the roof of his mouth. Kinda yellowish curdled consistency, and his mouth is open all the time. Does this mean sinus/ respiratory infection. The lady at TSC was the only helpful person I dealt with today ( I called local feed stores and a vet) she thought it could be pox, but I don't think it's pox, there are no sores, just massive, massive swelling. The inside of his upper lid is swollen and sticking out on the eyeball.
    I tried to smell for infection, and I get a faint whiff of sickness, but no knock you out stench, so I'm guessing it's not coryza.
    I hate that it has gotten so bad so quickly, I just thought it was something that would pass.

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