Chick with pox ??? Pics kinda graphic beware

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  1. polishcourt

    polishcourt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had some bad luck lately just as my broody hatched some chicks I noticed my flock to have come down with dry pox with exemption to one that seems to have both wet and dry or a secondary infection from the dry pox anyway I took the chicks away to my home brooder hoping maybe some had not been exposed now all the chickens are over the pox and doing well except the one with dry and wet that is questionable if she is gonna pull through long story short I'm wondering how long I can be sure the chicks are not going to be affected I have had them separate about a week and all has been good until today one has died and it looks to be pox inside mouth !! Hoping they all don't die [​IMG][​IMG]

    I'm posting some pictures to see what y'all think this is for sure the chickens even the one that seems to have wet and dry never had any sores to the inside of mouth just on legs and comb

    Thanks to all

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  2. Akrnaf2

    Akrnaf2 The educated Rhino Premium Member

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    Sorry for this condition
    You need to isolate the infected birds, you should clean the air ways with cotton an iodine and remove the scabs blocking it. The scabs can be a platform for secondary Bacterial infection, so you can give 0.5gr/gallon Tetracycline for 3 days as prevention, you should follow with vitamins treatment.
    The disease should pass after 2-4 weeks. The survivors will be immune.
    Good lock
    Benny
     
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  3. polishcourt

    polishcourt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your help I have isolated the chicks and the one still sick is isolated all others were my large hens who all got it and are now completely over it no more scabs showing the hen that is still sick doesn't have any scabs in her mouth just comb and eyes I have treated her by removing scabs as I could and iodine I also gave her some LA -200 as this is all I have at the moment and she seems ok but her eyes are swollen shut to where I think her biggest risk is not eating at this point but we will see how things go for her as for the chicks so far I don't see any scabs on anymore I have checked their mouths and will continue to do so. I guess since the one has been with them the whole time that died (the one pictured ) they are surely exposed so only time will tell I guess may see if I can find some tetracycline in the meantime

    Thanks again
     
  4. Akrnaf2

    Akrnaf2 The educated Rhino Premium Member

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    Try not to worry to much. :) It is a temporary situation it will pass!
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Can you get the pus out of the chicks mouth?

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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Benny, I know you know this, but some people might not... 0.5 grams is 500mg and the tetracycline powders sold as Duramycin 10 and Terra Vet 10 are 550mg per tablespoon, so the 0.5 gram per gallon dose is 1 tablespoon.

    Hope this helps someone,
    Kathy
     
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  7. polishcourt

    polishcourt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Kathy the pus in that chicks mouth I found post death . I have checked the others mouths and so far fingers crossed no sores
     
  8. Akrnaf2

    Akrnaf2 The educated Rhino Premium Member

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    You use the Milligrams unit?
    I am quiet confused... Pounds,feet, yards, meter,milligrams, liters, gallons, metric tons, tablespoon...
    It seems that you have a nice salad there..... :)
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    So sorry, I didn't realize that one was dead.

    -Kathy
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    I do all things poultry in micrograms, milligrams, grams, milliliter and liter, but most Americans prefer using teaspoon, tablespoon, quart and gallon, so that's what I try to give them. :D

    -Kathy
     

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