Sinus Infections

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Seems like there have been quite a few birds with sinus infections, so I thought I start a thread for people to share how they have dealt with them.

I'll start with mine... Last month I found a rooster with a nasty infected eye, but no other signs of respiratory infection, so I removed the pus as best as I could and set him free. Several days later the pus was back, so I did it again, but this time I was more aggressive and manged to get this out of his choanal slit:



Cause of sinus infection was the foxtail. To get it out I had to apply pressure to the area between his nostril and his eye.

This is a choanal slit - Photo by BYC's Nambroth


-Kathy

Edited to add:
No antibiotics were given.
 
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This is a great idea! And very useful info.

How did you get him to hold still? I towel wrap when I need to work with face or beak, but they're so wiggly I always have trouble...
 

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Good post. There have been more than one cases of some foreign object in the eye causing this kind of abscess, Normally we think it is from a respiratory infection, but once again that is not always the case for a swollen eye and sinus infection.
 

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This is a great idea! And very useful info.

How did you get him to hold still? I towel wrap when I need to work with face or beak, but they're so wiggly I always have trouble...
He's a little guy, only 500 grams, so was pretty easy to hold still. Wrapping in a towel is a good idea, plus maybe taping their legs together?

-Kathy
 

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Good post. There have been more than one cases of some foreign object in the eye causing this kind of abscess, Normally we think it is from a respiratory infection, but once again that is not always the case for a swollen eye and sinus infection.
This is my second one like this... First one had a piece of grain that the pus formed around. Which reminds me, always a good idea to dissect the pus to look for foreign bodies.

-Kathy
 

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Thanks for the post Kathy! Good idea.

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