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Sinus Infections

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by casportpony, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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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:

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    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
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    -Kathy

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    No antibiotics were given.
     
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  2. ChickenHermit

    ChickenHermit Chillin' With My Peeps

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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...
     
  3. Eggcessive

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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.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    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
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    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
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Here is one that belongs to a friend of mine that I treated yesterday:
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    -Kathy
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thanks for the post Kathy! Good idea.

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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Interesting video:
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