weird eye problem???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chicks rule, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. chicks rule

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    I noticed one of my Buff Orp's has an eye problem this morning, it looked like she had white spots in the corner of her eyes when I picked her up to look it is white foamy looking gunk, Any ideas what it could be or how to treat it? Thx
     
  2. Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies

    Flufnstuffs~FluffySilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
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    I copied this from my website I list and talk about many of the products I buy.
    SOUNDS LIKE A SINUS PROBLEM Put a DOT of VET-RX ON HER NOSE HOLES

    I keep all my pet supplys in one area so that I can have quick access to what ever I may need in any situation.
    I Keep a bottle of sterile eye drops to use in the event one of my birds gets something in thier eye or they have a crusty coated eye.
    I first try to clear the eye as best I can then I apply some of the Terramycin/Antibiotic eye ointment in the effected eye as per the directions.
    I think I paid about $6.00 from Agway for the little tube you see in the yellow/white box.
    I also like to have little packets of Tripple Antibiotic and/or Bacitracin Ointment for other types of injurys.

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  3. dlhunicorn

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    Does she have any other respiratory symptoms?
    You can give her POLYVISOL (childrens liquid A-B-D vitamins) three drops in beak once a day for a week just in case vit A deficiency is involved...it is often confused or involved with respiratory conditions.
     
  4. chicks rule

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    Thanks both of you, She does seem to have a bit of a runny nose, I will get to the farm store in bit and pick up the vet-rx and some vitamins.
     
  5. dlhunicorn

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    be careful with the vet RX as it contains camphor...a runny nose is also symptomatic with vit A deficiency... don't underestimate this ...if left unaddressed it can be the death of your bird:
    http://compepid.tuskegee.edu/syllabi/pathobiology/pathology/avianmed/chapter6.html
    6.1 Vitamin A deficiency.
    a. Synonyms:
    Nutritional group.
    b. Function of Vitamin A:
    Vitamin A is essential in poultry rations, not only for growth but for optimum vision and for maintaining the integrity of the mucous membrane.
    c., Vitamin A requirements of poultry.
    1200-1600 I.U. perpound of ration for laying and breeding hens. No higher than 600 I.U. for starting chicks.
    d. Symptoms of deficiency:
    1. Adult chickens.
    1. When adult chickens are placed on a diet severely deficient in vitamin A. symptom usually develop within 2-5 months, the length of time depending upon the amount of Vitamin A stored in the liver and other tissues of the body.
    2 . Emaciation and weak, feather ruffled.
    3. Drop in egg production, decrease in hatchability, increase in embryonic malpositions and mortality in eggs from affected birds.
    4. Watery discharge from the nostrils and eyes, eyelids are often stuck together.
    5. In late stage, milky white, caseous material forms in the eyes.
    2. Chicks.
    1. Age: 3 weeks and over
    2. Action: Chronic
    3. Cessation of growth, drowsiness, weakness, incoordination, emaciation and ruffled feathers.
    4. Inflamed watery eye or caseous eyes.
    5. Nostril discharge
    6. Soil feathers
    7. Pale beak and legs.
    e Lesions:
    1. Adult chickens.
    1. Nodules. Lesions first appear in the upper alimentary tract and are largely confined to the mucous glands and thin ducts. The original epithelium becomes replaced by a stratified squamous keratinizing epithelium which blocks the ducts of the mucous gland causing them to become distended with secretions and necrotic materials.
    2. Small, white pustles are found in the nasal passage, mouth, esophagus, pharynx and may extend into the crop.
    3. Lesions become larger and are raised above the surface of the mucous membrane and show a depression in the center.
    2. Chicks:
    1. Lesions in the mucous membranes of the head, esophagus, crops, and respiratory tract.
    2. The kidneys become pale and show a network of fine white lines (renal tubules filled with urates). Deposits of urates have been found on the heart, pericardium, liver and spleen of affected birds due to kidney injury.
    3. Enlarged gall bladder.
    3. Histopathology:
    1 Atrophy of the cytoplasm and loss of cilia in columnar ciliated epithelium of the respiratory tract.
    2. Respiratory epithelium transformed into stratified squamous keratinized epithelium.
    f. Diagnosis:
    Differential diagnosis.
    (see link for handy chart to differentiate from respiratory illnesses)
     
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  6. chicks rule

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    Diana, Got the Poly Vi Sol, but all I found had iron added will that harm her??? And would it be alright to treat the water for all the birds? Thx
     
  7. dlhunicorn

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    Do all of them then have this problem? Give the bird with the eye problem the Polyvisol (it is better to do this in the beak though you could also get a meal worm and dunk it in the polyvisol and feed that to them >on worm dunked in the polyvisol should equal about three or four drops I figure)
    Why arre you wanting to treat your entire flock? Are we talking respiratory symptoms in addition to the eye? Are they all affected? (I am asking as I had the impression that there were no respiratory signs)...
     
  8. chicks rule

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    Diana, You are correct just the one bird has this problem, Is it alright to use the Poly Vi Sol w/iron? And was just thinking of a preventive so the others don't start showing symptoms, does that make sense?
     
  9. dlhunicorn

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    yes it does... yes it is fine though I stress again the UNflavored polyvisol as there has been problems reported with birds with one of the ingredients in the flavored.
     
  10. chicks rule

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    Great Thanks, It is not flavored, just has iron added.
     

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