Bumps on a Guinea's beak (pic)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by urban escapee, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. urban escapee

    urban escapee Songster

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    I have 4 guinea keets in quarantine right now (new animals). I noticed this morning that 2 of them have bumps on their faces and beaks. Since this is my first time having guineas I am not sure what I am looking at or how to treat it (if at all). This one is worse than the other bird. Any input would be appreciated.
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  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Anything inside their mouths or throats?
     
  3. urban escapee

    urban escapee Songster

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    Its mostly on the face and beak, however, one of the bumps is intruding into the mouth. None in the throat.
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  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    I think it might be canker. Do not let them near your flock. I would cull them or return them to wherever you got them from.

    Sorry.
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    I agree with CMV, canker. It's contageous. You can treat them metronidazole 250mg once a day for 5 days. It can be purchased online as "Fishzole." You will have to use copper sulfate in waterers once a month for a few days to keep it in check. (If you decide to keep them.) I'd cull. Keep biosecurity in mind.
     
  6. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Songster

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    so is it this? trichomoniasis
     
  7. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Yes. That's it.
     
  8. ValleyPoultryFarms

    ValleyPoultryFarms In the Brooder

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    Already been said, but yeah. It's a serious canker.
    Return or cull bird.
     
  9. urban escapee

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    thanks guys, my husband just got home and we are going to be culling them in just a few minutes.
     
  10. urban escapee

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    So should we go ahead and cull the other two birds that are not showing any symptoms? They are all in the same pen together. While a bit sad, I didnt pay for the birds, one of my husbands employees gave them to him at no charge. I am just glad that I nagged him into setting up a quarantine pen for them.
     

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