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swollen face one side

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bazjo, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. bazjo

    bazjo Out Of The Brooder

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    Miss Nugget (in picture) my daughter`s Rhode Island Red has one side of her face swollen ........ she is one of 3 chooks ....... we live in Australia ..... Never picked up a chook before now so 2 months new to these wonderful little personalities ..... Miss Nugget has had a swollen left side of face now for 3 weeks ...... one of the other chooks ..... Miss Schnitzel a (australorp cross new hampshire) had runny eyes and puffy face .....a month ago so rang the vet .... got powdered antibiotics and treated all 3 .......... Miss Dixie a light sussex has had no problems ...... but treated them all 7 days in water ........... Miss Schnitzel looked better ........... Miss Nugget did have bubbles blowing out one of her nostril if I recall early on in the piece . but thought nothing of it as so new to this ............ after finishing the antibiotics in the water .......... Thinking all was well Miss Nuggets eye (under)started to swell ............ I washed it out with salty water in a shringe ....... it didn`t get any better ....... ended up taking her to the vet (that is an experience in itself) where she has just now finished a course of antibiotics I have being putting into her mouth ..... I finished the course but it is no better ...... rang the vet ..... he suggested to clear the sinuses out under anesthetic but complications could cause her to loose an eye (possibility only) he also suggested anti-inflammatories ... I am continuing to wipe her eye with warmish salty soaked cotton pads ..... As I am no expert I would appreciate any suggestions Ideas ....... Miss Nugget is happy in her self as far as eating ,drinking foraging and chatting away ..... thanks
     
  2. Tina D

    Tina D Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen is currently on Tylan for something similar. She had a bubbly eye and her face was/is puffy. I took her to the vet. She had her sinuses flushed out, received an injection of Tylan, and is now taking it in her water. They also obtained a culture from her throat, which I'm hoping comes back soon. This all started last week on Tuesday. Her face (well, the part by her beak, with the nostrils) is still puffy, and she still sounds congested. I ordered some Tylan and syringes online, and I'll be giving her the injections as soon as it arrives. I just don't feel comfortable giving the antibiotics in water, it never seems like she is getting enough??

    My hen, too, is puttering around, eating and drinking and chattering. She isn't lethargic or anything. But she has lost weight, regardless. I did notice that since she started the antibiotic, her face, comb, and wattles are much redder. I guess it is helping a bit, anyway. [​IMG]

    Good luck with your girl! I hope she makes a speedy recovery. [​IMG]
     
  3. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

    When I see this I think respitory but not always true. I would seperate and hit with tylan50 in breast or neck .05 cc for 3 to 5 days. It might just be sinus infection.Good luck!
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  4. bazjo

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    Thanks for all your information it is ALL appreciated ......... update Miss Nugget layed her first ever egg yesterday ........ and it was our first ever backyard egg so very egg...citing .... (though can`t eat the egg due to the antibiotics which is okay ) ......... but she is still very swollen and I am thinking the vet is next ............ a produce store reccomended sulpur3 product . has any one tried this ??? not sue whar it is exactly for ....... Will the swelling come back I am wondering if I go ahead and get the vet to flush out her scinuses ........???

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    How perfect is an egg !!!
     
  5. bazjo

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    UP DATE ......... Miss nuggett diddn`t get any better actually left her as long as I could and her eye eventually shut so ............. down to the vet we go and she had her sinuses flushed and is still on antibiotics (baytril) 1 days and antinflam meds 10 days ...... she came through the opp okay even surprising the vet nurse with laying an egg on the op table .. they were all surprised ........... she looked like a truck had hit her firt up but all is good now ........... so glad we did get her fixed ...... alot of $$$$ but we now call her Golden Nuggett ...... she is a cutie and talks away ..... my daughter is happy to see her well again .............. and ME TOO ........ she`s still laying and we wont be able to eat her eggs they say now for 6 weeks after the antibiotics are finished .............. so stitches out in 10 days and hopefully no more issues .............
     
  6. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad she's on the mend...[​IMG]
     
  7. dawg53

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    Quote:Baytril is at the top as far as antibiotics go for treating a respiratory disease such as you're dealing with. Eventually, even the baytril wont work anymore. You might look into trying Denagard. I've read alot of good things about it. Type "denagard" in the BYC search box and read about it if you wish. I dont know if it's sold in Australia or not...it is sold in the UK however. Here's a link to it:
    http://www.denagard.com/pig-poultry-public/en/index.shtml
     
  8. bazjo

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    Well miss nuggett got better and the minute we were able to eat her eggs he went broody and sitting on 6 eggs we lost 2 (cracked week one) and she hatched one little one and one we found squashed under her she is still sitting on 2 eggs ( well actually taking them with her and sitting on then )now day 24 and 4 days after the other hatched so who knows ..........
     

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