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One female silkie has a disharge somewhere around her eyes.

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Bad smell, crusts up....
One female silkie has a disharge somewhere around her eyes. Bad smell, crusts up. Sometimes her eyes wont even open.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the bird's name and age?
Customer: Lucky - approximately one year old.
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Lucky?
Customer: Not really - have been doing online research about Sulfadimethoxine,but haven't made a decision yet.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Bird Veterinary
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Hi, I'm Dr. Bonk. I'm sorry to hear about Lucky's troubles. A thick discharge from or around the eyes usually indicates a bacterial infection, either in the eyes themselves or in the respiratory system. Bacterial infections almost always need antibiotics to clear. Sulfa drugs such as sulfadimethoxine are a good choice. The dose is usually on the package and you want to make sure you treat for a couple days past when all symptoms are gone. Another good one is Terramycin powder. It can be found at most feed stores and can be added to the feed or a little yogurt. Again, treat for a couple days past when all symptoms are gone. Most infections take 7-10 to clear.

If you have other chickens, you should try to separate her as bacterial infections are contagious. Also, make sure she has plenty of fresh water and feed and a warm environment. You can use a warm, wet washcloth to wipe her eyes to make her more comfortable.

I hope this helps. Please contact me with any further questions you may have. Thank you and good luck!

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