Can someone identify this please?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by GrizzlyAdam, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. GrizzlyAdam

    GrizzlyAdam Out Of The Brooder

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    My Silver Penciled-Laced Wyandotte Rooster and hens(3 total) had this nasty looking stuff show up this past week and I have no idea what it could be. I have about 20 other chickens and I'm starting to see it on their combs also. Any idea what it is and how to treat it? Thanks, I really appreciate any help.
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  2. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is no treatment for this condition. In many cases, the disease may resolve itself. It is important to control any mosquito infestations and sanitize the premises the fowl is in to minimize exposure. The virus is highly resistant in dried scabs and under certain conditions may survive for months on contaminated premises.
    NOTE: Infected birds are susceptible to secondary infections that often lead to death. Therefore, sanitation is of utmost importance.
    In order to stop / slow down the spread of this disease, sick birds should be separated from those that appear to be healthy and provided supportive care to maximize its chances of a quick recovery.

    Disease control is accomplished best by preventative vaccination since ordinary management and sanitation practices will not prevent it. Birds intended for laying purposes should be vaccinated. Birds whose resistance has been weakened through any condition or disease should not be vaccinated until they are healthy.
     
  4. Jakoda

    Jakoda Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is dry pox which can turn to wet pox. Read the threads on here about it.
     
  6. GrizzlyAdam

    GrizzlyAdam Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome, thank you guys! That was exactly what I was needing. BYC always comes through!!
     
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    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are very welcome. And yes they do. Gotta love it.
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