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Conjunctivitis

Pink Eye

Conjunctivitis Overview


Conjunctivitis is defined as inflammation of the conjunctiva (membranes that line the eyelids) and the exposed sclera (white part of the eye). Conjunctivitis can occur as a result of local factors (localized bacterial, fungal or viral infection or foreign body), as a secondary manifestation resulting from a primary periorbital or orbital disease. Conjunctivitis can be eye-sight threatening to ducks if left untreated.

Symptoms

Thinning in the feathers around eye
Eyelid drooping
Hair loss
Swelling

Diagnosis

  • History
  • Clinical signs
  • Eye exam
  • Laboratrory tests

Treatment

Colman Collyre Noir Drops
MicrocynAH® Pink Eye Spray
Vetericyn® Plus Eye Wash
PetAlive Eye-Heal
OptixCare Eye Cleaning Wipes
Burts Bee Eye Wash Solution
Doctor4Paws Tears Cleaning Wipes
MethodMethod Summary
Identification of the primary cause
Antibiotic eye ointment
Anti-inflammatories

Prevention

References

Risk Factors

  • High dust environment
  • Exposure to high levels of ammonia