Avipox in Aviculture

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by drbradclark, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. drbradclark

    drbradclark Hatching

    Dec 3, 2007
    I am looking for some help regarding transmission of avian pox (avipox) in avicultural finches. Several area finch breeders have noticed occurrences of pox in captive bred finches. With treatment the finches have had a very good survival rate and sufficient measures have been taken to control the transmission.
    The basic question remains; Are the surviving finches appropriate for breeding? I have only found one source that indicates that the virus is not passed to the egg.
    Do you have any information or opinion on this?
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    the virus as far as I know is not passed to the egg but by contact... if the birds have recovered and the environment is clean then that should be the end of the problem.

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