Any opinions on her beak?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickGirl61, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. ChickGirl61

    ChickGirl61 New Egg

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    We've taken our 8yr old Rhode Island Red hen (Big Girl) to the vet and had her beak looked at. The Veterinarian believes it's a tumor growing off her beak. She is still eating fairly normal but we do have to switch things up for her from time to time as its grown to make it easier for her to eat. She has had it for about 6 months and it suddenly got bigger. As its grown outward we've noticed its spreading to the inside of her beak as well but there is no mass look to it inside it just looks like the inside of her beak changed colors. It is only on her bottom beak and has taken over the entire right side. We did two weeks worth of Clavamox 250mg twice a day and nothing seemed to change. We also clean it daily with warm water since she still digs in the dirt and she gets food stuck to it. At night we apply SSD (Silver Sulfadiazine) cream to it after cleaning. When she scratches at it, it will occasionally bleed (main reason we did antibiotics). It also occasionally seems to "flak" or "shed".[​IMG]

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I cannot help if it is a tumor, but did the vet rule out canker, a protozoan infection? Does her beak smell bad? Canker can be treated with metronidazole (Fish Zole, Flagyl.) I have never treated canker myself, but it can be hard to treat. If she has a tumor, itis amazing that she has lasted so long. You must be taking food care of her.
     
  3. ChickGirl61

    ChickGirl61 New Egg

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    The vet was thinking pox virus or tumor but since it's been there so long she thinks tumor but can't be 100% unless we biopsy it. I'll look into canker. Thank you.
     

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