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Does avian pox last forever and is there a cure once a chicken already has it???help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by S and A Layers, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. S and A Layers

    S and A Layers Out Of The Brooder

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    A few of my chickens have it and I'm worried its about to spread cam anybody give me advice?? Thanks
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Once a chicken gets it it lasts about 3 weeks, and then they are immune to it. There is dry fowl pox which is pretty mild, and wet pox which is much more serious, and can be deadly. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
  3. S and A Layers

    S and A Layers Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your information.
     

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