Swollen face cheeks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lynnsfarm, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. Lynnsfarm

    Lynnsfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I just looked in her mouth and it is like cottage cheese on both sides and smells bad. Do I flush it out? geesh I have dealt with similar stuff before. My memory is going. I have 2 kinds of antibiotics too. Tylan and infloxil both inject able. I will keep looking I know I have read about this before
     
  2. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like thrush, which is a yeast infection.
     
  3. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use nystatin or copper sulfate.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you post pictures?
    Where are you located? Warm,cold have mosquitoes been out?
    Any mucous in eyes, nose?

    Possibility of 3 things come to mind. Infectious Coryza (because of the smell), Wet Fowl Pox or Canker.

    COMMON POULTRY DISEASES
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

    INFECTIOUS CORYZA
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/82/infectious-coryza/

    CANKER :looks like metronidazole would be best treatment for that so here is info for that as well:
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/154/trichomoniasis-canker-frounce/
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/773308/canker-treatment POST #4
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1064166/canker-tried-few-treatments-not-getting-better POST#2

    FOWL POX
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1036355/help-please-fowl-pox-wet-form
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/63/fowl-pox-pox-avian-pox/
     
  5. Lynnsfarm

    Lynnsfarm Out Of The Brooder

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  6. Lynnsfarm

    Lynnsfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hard to see inside mouth but has yellowish stuff on both sides
     
  7. Lynnsfarm

    Lynnsfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in northern Cali its been chilly no mosquito's. Its that one yeast infection I think. I cleaned mouth with qtips and a little betadine. I got the yellow off tongue but trying to pull the large yellow chunks lodged in sides and roof of mouth was not productive. This chicken came from neighborhood not one I raised from chick. I have her isolated she has not been with my free roam flock very long a week possibly. When I say free roam it consists of my front and backyard. I will get that fish stuff but i dunno how long she will last seems she has not been able to eat or drink for days. I will make sure she drinks. Any idea how to get those clumps out they don't seem like they will budge and she don't like them pulled on lol. thanks
    Lynn
     
  8. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Is there any way you can take her to a vet?
    Found a couple more links about treatment as said in the post above by @chicapee nystatin or copper sulfate is a possible source of treatment as well.

    You might want to pm @casportpony to see is she has any suggestions. You will have to keep her hydrated so you may have to tube her. I'm sure it's very difficult for her to swallow so this may help. It sounds like you are practicing some safety measures in keeping her from you flock, I would keep her isolated and make sure to take precautions to avoid cross contamination.


    http://www.pets4homes.co.uk/pet-advice/how-to-treat-canker-in-poultry.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1080266/canker
     
  9. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Canker may be the cause of the illness. I have heard that it also smells bad. If that is what is wrong, metronidazole (Fish Zole, Flagyl) is the best drug to treat it. Here is some info about canker (trichomoniasis:)
    http://www.thepoultrysite.com/diseaseinfo/154/trichomoniasis-canker-frounce/

    Oral Canker

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    Canker is a condition mostly associated with pigeons and is caused by a tiny parasite called trichomonas. This parasite is often spread through contaminated drinking water. The parasite causes a ‘yellow button’ of pus to form in your bird’s mouth. This can stop your bird from eating normally leading to weight loss.

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    What to look for

    • Weight loss
    • Birds picking up food then dropping it
    • A cheese-like plaque in your birds mouth (see photo)
    • A reluctance to eat
    Treatment

    Treating canker or suspected canker is a job for a vet who will likely prescribe an anti-parasitic medication.
    Prevention

    Ensure that your birds' drinking water is changed daily. Try to keep the drinkers in the chicken house to discourage wild birds from sharing your birds’ water.
     

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