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#109125 - 03/30/13 06:34 AM Ear Canals
Bushman Offline
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I recently saw a rooster with swollen ears, and upon closer examination both ear canals were totally clogged with a yellowish, cheesey exudate. Other than some obvious discomfort, the bird seemed to be eating and drinking well, no nasal discharge or eye swelling, and no other apparent symptoms. Can an ear mite cause this? If not, what is the cause?
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#109128 - 03/30/13 09:50 AM Re: Ear Canals [Re: Bushman]
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Yes, but in the case of ear mites the bird would shake his head rather often trying to get rid of them. If it is ear mites, then you shoud be able to see them, they are normally tiny but they are huge under a magnifying glass.

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#113659 - 01/18/15 06:30 PM Re: Ear Canals [Re: Wieslaw]
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Bushman, did you ever get to the bottom of this? I've seen the same thing a few times now. No indication it's mites.
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#113703 - 01/24/15 04:34 PM Re: Ear Canals [Re: OmegaBlueFarms]
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Never did, but I culled the bird and have not seen it since, so it is apparently not very contagious. I think it was some type of bacterial or fungal infection, but may never know.
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#113704 - 01/25/15 07:55 AM Re: Ear Canals [Re: Bushman]
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I've seen it a few times now, mostly in birds that are 2 or over. Concurrently, I've also observed yeast infections around the vents from time to time in the older birds. I don't use antibiotics which is usually cited as the cause of yeast infections.

I agree with your assumption that it is not infectious. Every case has been isolated and never shown a tendency to spread. Like you, I tend to cull the affected birds but curious about cause.

I've been leaning to the cause being either the birds being overweight or something being wrong with the feed. I've been wondering if my feed might be too rich in some amino acids.


Edited by OmegaBlueFarms (01/26/15 06:58 AM)
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#113705 - 01/25/15 12:55 PM Re: Ear Canals [Re: Bushman]
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Is it the same what you see on the picture, it fits the description.


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#113707 - 01/26/15 07:05 AM Re: Ear Canals [Re: Berend]
OmegaBlueFarms Offline
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close, but in my case, the the ear completely fills in with a cheesy substance that is more cream in colour. Same stuff I've cleaned out of bumblefoot.

I your case, the inner part sorta looks the same, but the outer part is much more yellow/orange in colour.
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#113722 - 01/29/15 02:15 AM Re: Ear Canals [Re: OmegaBlueFarms]
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He is 1 year old and more cheesy substance will come when he gets older, the yellow/orange is i.m.o. dried residue.

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#113754 - 02/01/15 03:33 PM Re: Ear Canals [Re: Berend]
Bushman Offline
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Originally Posted By: Berend
He is 1 year old and more cheesy substance will come when he gets older, the yellow/orange is i.m.o. dried residue.


Do you know the cause?
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#113763 - 02/04/15 02:16 PM Re: Ear Canals [Re: Bushman]
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Unknown, a veterinarian advised in similar cases treatment wit antibiotics because of a infection.

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