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Conjunctivitis in Birds

Question: The eye of my bird is swollen. What is the cause?


C1: Conjunctivitis could be indication of ornithosis or mycoplasma. I would suggest a vet visit. Doxycycline or Baytril would help. C2: A cold teabag helps. Been used for 60 years in my grandads bird room. C3: Conjunctivitis can has many causes. Always the best way is to contact a  veterinarian. The problem is often related to, sinuses, and upper respiratory tract. Than you will seen swollen, red and irritated eyes, crusty eyes etc. C4: Clean the cage well and use neomycin, an antibiotic. It is available as cream, ointment, and eyedrops. C5: A vitamin A supplementation and antibiotics may help. If the cause is due to tumours or nutrition then the case should be discussed with a veterinarian. C6: Eye swelling may be caused by a few different conditions including infection (primary or secondary), tumours, other irritation. Also a malnourishment among other causes can cause an inflammation.
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