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post #31 of 121
Actually, from what I have read, you might be right about the Fowl Pox, only wouldn't at least some others have contracted it by now? As a temporary measure, you might try putting Triple Antibiotic ointment on the sore places, or maybe dab with Iodine. A look in her mouth to see if she has any lesions there might give you some clues, too.
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post #32 of 121
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Originally Posted by chicknmania View Post

I seriously don't know but it MUST be some kind of bacterial infection if it responded to the Sulfa, right? How long did you have her on that altogether?

Maybe a different kind of antibiotic....maybe Cephalexin? I think the vet owes you a free followup.......and I'd be on the phone with her asap if I were you.

I have no experience at all with Fowl Pox but someone on here should be able to give you some insight.

You could also try Peter Brown, the Chicken Doctor....www.firststatevetsupply.com. I don't know how much he charges for a consult now. He's not a vet, but very knowledgeable,
he's been around awhile. Sometimes hard to reach right away, but worth a try.

She was on the sulfa for 14 days. The new lesions haven't swollen like the one in the first post. It's so weird! My best uneducated guess is it's a viral thing. I will check Peter Brown's website.
post #33 of 121
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Originally Posted by chicknmania View Post

Actually, from what I have read, you might be right about the Fowl Pox, only wouldn't at least some others have contracted it by now? As a temporary measure, you might try putting Triple Antibiotic ointment on the sore places, or maybe dab with Iodine. A look in her mouth to see if she has any lesions there might give you some clues, too.

I agree. I would think at least one of the others would be showing some symptoms by now. We have 10! A couple of years ago, one of our girls had fowl pox and it didn't look anything like this.

EDIT: The inside of her mouth is clear. When one of ours had fowl pox, none of the others got it, so I guess it's possible the others wouldn't have it.
Edited by lovemy6hens - 10/16/16 at 11:44am
post #34 of 121
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Dry skin can be itchy. It's possible she has just scratched the spots with dry skin, right? The smaller spots looks like they've been scratched. I don't know about the other side.
post #35 of 121
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These pictures were taken about 7 weeks ago when the other side of her face was swollen (the side with the small spots) & we first went to the vet. The patch of white where she now has the biggest spot is there.



post #36 of 121
It could be itchiness, maybe..in which case I think the AAA ointment would help there, too. Is she acting ok?
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post #37 of 121
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She hasn't separated herself from the flock & no one is picking on her, but she's still a little slow and the first in the coop for bedtime. She does look better today though. Hopefully even better tomorrow.
post #38 of 121
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The vet said with all the problems since the end of August, she is going to do some research & consult with colleagues. Fowl pox is a possibility, but with everything else & not the typical fowl pox lesions it's a mystery for now. I'll post an update as soon as I hear back from her.

It was very helpful to have taken so many pictures of Mrs. Pickles over time; I sent the vet a link to a dropbox file with all the pictures so she can look & share as needed.
post #39 of 121
Will be interested to see what they decide.
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post #40 of 121
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The vet said it's most likely fowl pox. She said ringworm looks similar but doesn't have turn into black scabs. We could find out for sure with a biopsy, but that would be too much stress for poor Mrs. Pickles.
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