avian pox

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Momhen, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. Momhen

    Momhen Out Of The Brooder

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    There is a threat of avian pox hitting garden birds in the UK. I live in Northern Ireland and have bantam hens in the garden. Are they at risk of catching this disease? Is there anything I can do to prevent my poultry catching it?
     
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  2. dawg53

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    Quote:It is a virus mostly carried by mosquitos. Eliminate standing water to prevent mosquitos. Use fine screen mesh on your vents/windows to prevent mosquitos from entering their coop. Even if your birds contract the disease and it is dry pox (majority of the time)...there is no cure, let it pass on its own through the flock. It'll take about a month to go away on its own. The eggs are safe to eat and your birds will be immune to it. If they get it, dont give them antibiotics unless there's a secondary infection. Here's a link with other types of poultry diseases with fowl pox included:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  3. Momhen

    Momhen Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanx!
     

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