Swollen eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Elizabethd, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. Elizabethd

    Elizabethd Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a rooster that has a swollen eye. It started as a little bump but keeps getting bigger.... It has been a month almost and it hasn't gone away.... I have a guinea hen and it does chase the rooster... I had more pictures of it if needed.... Please help.... I don't know what to do
     
  2. Eggcessive

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    Have you seen any respiratory symptoms such as nasal or eye drainage, cough, sneezing, or noisy breathing? If not, I would suspect it could be an abscess or a tumor. Has it gotten bigger? Does it feel soft or firm, and smooth or irregular under the skin? If you have seen respiratory symptoms, then it could be MG or coryza. Here is a good link to read on the common respiratory diseases: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
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    He seems normal no runny nose or anything..... It feels hard to the touch and keeps getting bigger..... Not sure if it's smooth or irregular under the skin.... Last time I looked at it it seemed to have a round scap looking thing/mark on it
     
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    Should I try to cut it a little and see if puss comes out?????
     
  5. Eggcessive

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    If there is a scab, it could be a peck wound abscess, but that would probably feel soft. I would try to lance it or remove the scab, and see if you can express any puss with squeezing. If it is hard, it sounds more like a tumor or cyst. There have been a couple on here recently that turned out to be tumors instead of abscesses or respiratory sinus infections. With the absence of respiratory symptoms, it again sounds more like a tumor or abscess. Let us know what you find. Puss in chickens can solidify into a big mass after a period of time.
     
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