Yellow Cheek Gunk

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Age-of-Goositude, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. Age-of-Goositude

    Age-of-Goositude Chirping

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    I got four middle aged ladies two austrolorps and two blue marans, about four years old, one maran died from scaly leg mites x anemia, the two austrolorps are fine but this other blue maran named Ducky had a layer of smelly yellow gunk on the inside of her cheek x mouth, I removed it and tried Tylan, nothing, I have a copper sulfate mix and it's also doing nothing, what does she have? Is it contagious? How do I cure her? She has been quarentined and her flockmates have no sign of it, they have been around since Novemberish
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

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    Some clear photos of what you see inside her beak and a few of what she looks like may be helpful.

    A few things that cause yellow gunk inside the beak is bacterial, fungus, parasites/protozoa or virus. It would be good to see the vet to have a culture to find out what you are dealing with.

    What dosage of Tylan50 were you given, how many times a day and for how long?

    You may be dealing with Canker http://www.poultrydvm.com/condition/canker
     
  3. Shadowfire

    Shadowfire Crowing

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    Agree
     
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  4. Age-of-Goositude

    Age-of-Goositude Chirping

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    1 unit in the morning and one in the evening for 9 days, no change, minor face swelling,
    Smells like old cooked eggs, grew IMG_20190228_134123793.jpg IMG_20190228_134209080.jpg back after removal
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

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    Is her crop empty in the mornings?

    Look up canker, that may be what she has. Treatment is Metronidazole.

    I would not give any more Tylan50, 5 days is the normal course of treatment, if you did not see improvement after 9 days, then that is not helping.
     
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  7. micstrachan

    micstrachan Free Ranging

    Is the copper sulfate you tried poultry grade acidified copper sulfate and what concentration did you make it?
     
  8. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    That looks like what my Lulu had after drinking out of the bird bath.
    The ACS takes a while to show improvement at least five days to see anything at all.
    The lesions "yellow gunk" I "invented" my own treatment. It helped but i'm not a chicken doctor don't even play one on T.V.
    I mixed that awful brown listerine two parts to one part genetian violet and applied it directly to the lesion with a q-tip twice a day.
    It turned it purple but it went away.
    Still did a round of flaygl too.
    Now I add a capful of bleach to the birdbath.
     

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