Wednesday, November 25, 2009

fantastic chicken care site!

doctor peter brown - dr.peter brown chicken doctor of the universe shares his knowledge and offers expert chicken care advise on his site - first state veterinary supply

he has several areas specific to chickens and poultry

the below is from doctor brown's site - it's exactly what i've been looking for FOR DAYS for my ailing girls.

thank you doctor brown. we chicken folk very much appreciate your generosity in the sharing of information. note for folks you can purchase most goods at his online vet supply store open 24 hours, 7 days a week. EGGCELLENT!

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Directions for treating sinusitis with swollen eyes

nasal flush using Tylan 50 or la-200

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I would Nasal Flush the bird using Oxine or Tylan 50 with sterile water. I would then apply either eye drops or eye ointment to the eye several times daily.

using 12 cc’s of sterile water add 2 cc of Tylan 50 or 1 cc of la-200 and then flush each nostril( using a syringe with the needle removed ) with 3 to 4 cc’s twice per day for 5 to 7 days. The birds head should be held down so as not to swallow to much of theTylan solution.

Follow the flushing with vet-rx squirted liberally into each nostril. Do this after each flushing.

Using the eye ointments is a critical part of getting the swelling to go down. Use the eye ointment every 2 to 3 hours during the day if at all possible.

You should use it at least twice per day. Start in one corner of the eye and lay down a small strip of the eye ointment from one corner of the eye to the other corner of the eye.

It may also be helpful to flush the eye once per day with an over the counter human eye wash that is boric acid based and then proceed with the nasal flushing as described above.

The eye washes are readily available in all drug stores.

It may be necessary to use more powerful antibiotics to cure this swollen eye problem if you are not making progress

Tylan 50 or la-200 - 2 to 3 drops directly into the eye twice a day followed by the eye ointment twice per day for 5 to 7 days

Ciloxan eye drops given at the rate of 2 to 3 drops in the affected eye 2 to 3 times a day for 5 to 7 days

Ciprofloxacin Eye drops or Chloramphenicol Eye Ointment available in the online store on this site.

1 comment:

shellywoman said...

huge huge kudos to Dr. Peter Brown. i wrote about my little girl's pox condition on thanksgiving thinking i might hear back in a week if lucky.

oh nooooooo!

i heard back that very evening. dr. brown wrote back with kindness, advice and a program for me to follow with the young lady.

now that is IMPRESSIVE!
thank you dr. brown. you are a special human - the good kind - one i'd call a sure fire keeper.

bless you.