Swollen wattle, what do I do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DelawareSilkie, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. DelawareSilkie

    DelawareSilkie Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 8, 2010
    Hey BYC my rooster has a swollen wattle on his left side of the face. He closes his left eye, and I think it's painful for him. He seems less active than usual and I fear I may need to amputate it. I don't know what to do frankly. This is my favorite rooster and I hate to see him in pain. His other wattle appears fine. Maybe it's an infection. Can you please offer some advice?
  2. Zoey

    Zoey Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 5, 2009
    Big Island, Hawaii
    facial swelling is oftern the first sign of a respiratory infection..

    I would separate him frpom the others, and use Tylan 50 injectable once a day for 5 to 7 days... about 1/2 cc for a 6 to7 pound bird..

    OR LS 50 in his water for 7 to 10 days .. be sure this is the only water he can get into for the treatment time or he won't get the right dose ... (Follow package directions) http://fowlfacts.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=medshhh&action=display&thread=286

    or the other , don't do both...
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2011

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