Swollen eyes, sneezing, shaking heads, why me??????????????????????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by robbdebbie, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. robbdebbie

    robbdebbie Professional Chicken Bather

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    So, I have them on Sulmet for two days. Some have actually gotten worse. I just want to cry. I have one that is very bad off with both eyes swollen shut. I have three isolated, but when I went into the coop today to change out sulmet water all chickens were shaking their heads.


    I called the state vet's office, and they said someone would call me and may be coming out. I just want to cry. I have been reading the posts about what this could be, and there is no smell which seems to implicate something worse that corzya. Where did this come from? How did I get it? I am so angry right now.

    Symptoms:
    Sneezing
    Weezing/gurgling
    Swollens eyes amlost shut on some
    Shaking heads

    On Teramyacin for one day
    On Sulmet for two days


    It has been raining a lot here. Will that do this?

    Debbie
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry you are going through this. Let us know how it turns out with the vet, will you?
     
  3. spotsplus

    spotsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should do Sulmet for 10 days. Stopping it brings the symptoms on worse. I've seen this before and the birds did get better but it took a few weeks. Good luck!
    T
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Sulmet is only for coccidia. It's a coccidiostat, not an antibiotic. You need to get them on an antibiotic like tetracycline, tylan, etc.
     
  5. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My understanding is that Sulmet IS an antibiotic. Tylan is also an antibiotic.

    When in doubt: Google!
     
  6. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:My understanding is that Sulmet IS an antibiotic. Tylan is also an antibiotic.

    When in doubt: Google!

    Ok, technically it's an antibiotic, but it does not perform well for respiratory problems in chickens. Even if it did, if it's not working for these specific chickens then the OP needs to try something different (and maybe more heavy duty).
     
  7. robbdebbie

    robbdebbie Professional Chicken Bather

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    Spoke to the State vet and they said to give Tylan or this other antibiotic called L-S. I ordered the L-S, and bought the Tylan. I gave the sicker ones the tylan shots. It was tough. My little Serama cried out in pain, but the others didn't flinch. He said Sulmet is only for cocci or diarreah.
     
  8. loralei

    loralei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Debbie,

    Sooo sorry you're going through this! I'm glad you started them on the Tylan injections though. I recently had 2 with what I believe was wet pox and I used Tylan with a 25ga needle. Worked like a charm! What gauge needle did you use? If your gal cried out it could be you are using too large a needle.

    Hugs to you and your girlies!
    Laura
     
  9. robbdebbie

    robbdebbie Professional Chicken Bather

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    25 is the needle. The others didn't care or anything. It was really weird to have the one flinch and cry in pain. So sad.
     
  10. loralei

    loralei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Debbie,

    How are the girls doing? I sure hope they're doing better! I'm in East Texas. You've probably had the same nasty rainy weather we have. Good for sleepin... Bad for respiratory junk!

    Hang in there! I know you're doing a great job!!!
     

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