Swollen inner eyelid?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Yuengling, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Yuengling

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    Just noticed one of my 1 year old black Australorps had a ball of what I thought was white discharge in her eye. When I tried to clean her up I realized it was firm and not cleaning up, possibly her inner eyelid? The whole side of her face is swollen as well. Any ideas? I have her isolated right now. IMG_20180313_164914649.jpg IMG_20180313_164914649.jpg IMG_20180313_164922820.jpg IMG_20180313_164922820.jpg IMG_20180313_164914649.jpg IMG_20180313_164922820.jpg
     
  2. Eggcessive

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    It looks like the conjunctiva is swollen. She probably has conjunctivitis and sinus infection, possibly from mycoplasma (MG,) a chronic respiratory infection. I would get some Tylan 50 injectable and a few syringes with needles. It is a cattle antibiotic used in chickens. Give it orally (take the needle off) 1 ml for a 5 pound hen, 2-3 times a day for 5 days. You might want to put some Terramycin eye ointment into her eye twice a day as well. Make sure that she is drinking well. Are you seeing any sneezing or shortness of breath.
     
  3. Yuengling

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    Tylan ordered. She is showing no other symptoms other than what the pics show. She's eating, drinking, pooping, and breathing just fine. She even laid an egg since I isolated her
     
  4. Eggcessive

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    Keep us updated on how she is doing.
     
  5. Yuengling

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    Will do ty
     

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