White spot in pupil of each eye

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by UncleTommy, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. UncleTommy

    UncleTommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an EE...not sure anymore, thought pullet, but looks like its a roo. For a while now its looked like it was blind, I noticed these, they're almost like holes in the pupil and they have a whiteness to them. I thought maybe eye worms, but these white spots look like they're inside the eye, not on top like the worms. I did give him a dose of VetRX and he seems to be moving around and seeing things better, but the white spots are still there. I'm just wondering is it worms or something else? Are the spots are permanent and if the blindness will get better? heres the questionaire and pics of each eye. Thanks!

    1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.) EE, less than 6 months old. Seems a lot skinnier than the other ameraucanas that were born with him.
    2) What is the behavior, exactly. Blind, gets around alright, but sleeps under the coop, I guess he can't find the door.
    3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms? Hmmm..a while, at least a month, maybe more.
    4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms? Nope
    5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma. Nope
    6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation? I do remember cleaning the shed a couple of months ago and roaches when everywhere, a good time was had by many a chick.
    7) What has the bird been eating and drinking, if at all. He roosts on the edge of the feeder, so he is eating.
    8) How does the poop look? Normal? Bloody? Runny? etc.Normal as far as I can tell.
    9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far? VetRx dosed orally.
    10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? For example, do you want to treat completely yourself, or do you need help in stabilizing the bird til you can get to a vet? ...myself
    11) If you have a picture of the wound or condition, please post it. It may help.
    12) Describe the housing/bedding in use: there is a coop with pine shavings but he doesn't stay in there unless I toss him in. Hes been sleeping outside, weather has been mild, 40s or so.

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  2. ivyrash

    ivyrash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chicken with the same problem. She is an ameraucana purchased last year at a feed store as a chick. I have had one other chicken with the same problem in the past but it was only in one eye and she seemed fine for a long time and then died suddenly about a month ago. I didn't think anything of it until I found this hen today. Mine is thin also but I don't find anything else wrong with her and I know she is still laying because she layed an egg while I had her out looking her over.

    Hope someone has some ideas out there!
     
  3. UncleTommy

    UncleTommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always gotten my best answers from other people's posts. Still waiting to see if this rings a bell with anyone.
     
  4. ivyrash

    ivyrash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't believe no one has any thought on this. Still looking for info if anyone has any ideas.
     

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