Treating eye infection

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SilkieCanada, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suspect a group of my chickens have eye infections. They have been getting treatment for cocci and getting amprol. That cleared up. However today I see that they got really goupy eyes. And dirts getting stuck to the mucus. Should I treat with a broad spectrum antibiotic? I heard it could be fungal and or bacterial as well. I have some anti fungul meds (copper sulfate powder) and I have sulfa drugs for bacterial infection. Should I mix up a batch of everything? Since I dont know if its fungal eye infection, bacterial eye infection etc.... What would some of you experiences chicken keepers do?
     
  2. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive always used terramycin for eye problems.its great stuff...
     
  3. dawg53

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    I would first flush their eyes with saline solution to remove dirt/debris, then apply terramycin eye ointment as kyrose suggested.
     
  4. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it require the eye oitment? Can I get away with just putting antiobiotic into their drinking water? Just asking because its easier at the moment to do that. I have some water soluble antibiotics to just add to the water. Was hoping not to make another drug purchase unless I had too.
     
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  5. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have use duramycin with the terramycin but i dont know if just the duramycin would work alone.the flushing with saline then using the terramycin is really the best option..
     
  6. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok ill have to pick some up then. Thanks guys.
     
  7. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok ill have to pick some up then. Thanks guys.

    good luck...[​IMG]
     
  8. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    alright wait a minute, one of them also has a runny nose and another one is sneazing. Sound familiar to anyone? eyes, nose, and sneazing may or may not be related to the coccidiosis I just treated?
     
  9. kyrose

    kyrose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2009
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    may be a respitory thing.if thats the case i would use antibiotics in the water and possibly the terramycin,but understand if it is a resp. thing it cant be cured and your birds will forever be carriers.i have this in my flock so i closed the flock.some might tell you to cull but i havent had much of a problem.but before you start any antibiotic make sure you dont have a big dust problem because that can cause those things also.i know its been very hot and dry here,creating alot of dust..
     
  10. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:so after 7 days on antibiotics they will still carry some kind of respitory problem? Will they always have watery eyes? Or just in their blood, no symptoms? That sucks!
     
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