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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:10 pm 
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It does sound like there is still a problem. One of the problems with infections in poultry is that any pus goes quite hard and can form a plug rather than breaking up like it does in mammals. I have one hen with a swelling on her face which appeared after an eye injury and 2 courses of antibiotics. I've been expecting to have to euthanize her for about 6 months but she continues to thrive. Does the white patch appear as a plate under her eye lid?
A return and some advice from the vet is probably the best option. They may suggest a different antibiotic and maybe try a sinus flush.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:53 am 
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It's not so much a plate, just a random patch of white skin instead of red, but only sometimes.
Like she can fade her face from light pink to red, but sometimes this patch remains pale.

I'm going to ring the vet as soon as they're open to see what to do next.

Please excuse her messy face as she is having porridge for breakfast :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:26 pm 
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Okay, so we went to the vet today and they did a swab test and have now put her on the following:
1. 250mg amoxycillin / clavulanic acid tablet twice a day for 7 days.
2. 25mg enrofloxacin tablet twice a day for 7 days.

The vet said that these would be the best antibiotics for the results on the swab test.

I didn't like the thought of having to try and convince her to take the tablets, so I hid the big one in a cherry tomato and the little one in some bread and she just swallowed them, no problem ! No catching her and wrapping her up in a towel while trying to open her beak ! :D


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