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Will tetracyline help Coryza?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Lynn57, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Lynn57

    Lynn57 Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted the other day about my silkie having a bubbly eye. Well she now has a clear discharge coming from her nasil passages. I'm suspecting Coryza (from what I've read) Now one of my other hens has some bubbles on her eye and the same clear discharge from her nose. I'm in Alberta and can only seem to find Tetracyline here...is there any use treating them with this?
    thanks so much
     
  2. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone help?
     
  3. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    I have read that sulmet is the best way to fight coryza. I'm sorry you are having to deal with this. Are you sure that's what it is?

    ETA: If tetracycline is the only antibiotic you can get, I'd go with that but I don't think it's strong enough to cure coryza. jmho
     
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  4. Lynn57

    Lynn57 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks, no I'm not 100% sure at all. They aren't sneezing or wheezing and there is no swelling of eyes or wattles, but they definitly have something. Eyes are bubbly with fluid and clear discharge from nasel. Everything else is good as far as active and eating lots etc.

    Here is a good site for disease info.

    http://www.umaine.edu/livestock/Publications/AIC.htm
     
  5. lfoose

    lfoose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tylan 50.
     
  6. birdlover

    birdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    The biggest characteristic about coryza is the distinct odor it emits, or so I've read.
     

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