Sick chicken, swollen eye, mouth discharge

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jemini212, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. jemini212

    jemini212 Just Hatched

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    Please read this carefully, this chicken in question was not mine, but belonged to an older guy in one of the allotments. He culled it today. He is not on the internet but asked me if I could share this photo, if you would be able to give feedback. First of all it was a 12 week light sussex. 5 days ago he noticed that it had one of its eyes closed more than the other.Next day it was swollen and closed so he used gentamicin drops until today when he went to check on it. He described the mouth discharge as wallpaper paste. He said his crop felt empty so he hadn't been eating. It didn't have a wheezy or rattly chest. He thinks it had a peck to the eye and was possibly being kept away from food by others. He culled it because he wasn't sure what was wrong and also had not seen it eating within the last 5 days. Has anyone else seen anything like it?

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  2. jemini212

    jemini212 Just Hatched

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    Anyone?
     
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    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    It could ave been a respiratory disease such as mycoplasma (MG) or coryza, or an eye infection with E.coli or other bacteria. The best way to know what is wrong is to do a necropsy or have the state vet do one. the body has to be kept refrigeraated. Here is a link for your state vet if you want to ask some questions: http://www.usaha.org/Portals/6/StateAnimalHealthOfficials.pdf

    Here is another link with common respiratory diseases: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
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    jemini212 Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the info. When I saw him today I mentioned maybe a vet for post mortem but he had already incinerated the carcass. I printed out the thread articles on respiratory diseases for him. I am now a little worried if his did have anything contagious then mine could be within distance.
     

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