Fowl Pox part 2

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by apc, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. apc

    apc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For some reason my post on the other thread wont submit so i apologize for making another thread. Started them all on medicated feed and iodined their combs. At first i thought the spots on combs were from fighting but on closer inspection it looks like fowl pox. I put them on Agrimycin because that is all they had at the store. But i do have Smz's in pill form. Is that the same as sulmet? what would the conversion for one gallon be? Is there anything else i can do? Will it go away with time?
     
  2. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Antibiotics don't affect the course of fowl pox itself (it's a virus) but they can help with secondary bacterial infections. Some people give antibiotics just in case; others wait to see if the bird develops an infection.

    It looks like our roo has developed the dreaded wet pox. I'm so depressed.
     
  3. Lu King

    Lu King Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have pictures of their infected birds? My relative suspects Fowl Pox in his Roos. He is not sure the girls have the Pox yet.
     
  4. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give me a few minutes i have some pics of mine with wet and dry pox be back soon [​IMG]
     
  5. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
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    I had Dry and Wet Pox go thru my flock last October 2008 and it lasted for over 2 months had my last case in December 2008.
    It spread very slowly and it infected about 40 chickens i wanted it to stop so to protect the rest of my flock i vaccinated 50 chickens to stop the spread.
    Lost 6 chickens to wet pox [​IMG]


    This is Dry Pox and it doesn't really affect a chicken and you can treat the pox with iodine and it helps them to dry faster.
    But watch and remove any that cover their eyes because the pox may grow into their eyes blinding them.
    I just used a Q'tip and dotted it on the pox and it really seemed to help

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    This is Wet Pox and this Rooster had it growing on his Tongue it's important to remove these or they will continue to grow and suffocate the chicken and they can not eat or drink with these growths in their throat.
    I used a Q'tip dipped in iodine to remove them then i swabbed their throats with the iodine they are very easily removed but remember this is very painful to the chicken be gentle and stop if they show signs of it just being to much.
    I had a Rooster pass out it was so painful.

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    This Hen is sitting very still because she has Wet Pox and can't eat or drink I almost lost her to the Wet Pox but she is still around a year later.
    I wanted to add this Hen never had the Dry Pox she came down with the Wet Pox and never had the wart like sores on her comb.
    You can see the iodine stain around her beak from me swabbing her throat.

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  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    You can use listerine (the original horrid tasting kind) for wet pox. You do need to remove the lesion buildup, but it doesn't have to all be done at once--that seems to be a slightly less painful method. You do need to swab at least a couple of times daily. I found that the lesions grew less and less and less.
     
  7. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    Seattle
    Thanks for the close-up pictures! I have a question. If they don't have any lesions externally, then how do you know to suspect pox in their mouths? Do you routinely open their mouths and look inside? For my part, I can't seem to grab anyone's beak. I fear I'd injure them as they twist their heads back and forth pretty aggressively.
     
  8. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was obvious with my bird. My sharp eyed daughter noticed a bit of liquid leaking out of his mouth yesterday afternoon, he didn't crow this morning, and by noon I was able to see the liquid coming from his mouth.
     
  9. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    Seattle
    Thanks for the info, elmo. Sorry about your rooster getting sick...I hope he heals soon. [​IMG]
     
  10. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you very much. I just have a very bad feeling about this. We left him at the vet today so he could get the best treatment possible, but I'm really afraid he has too many lesions growing deep in his throat that his breathing is going to be cut off. He was already laboring to breathe this afternoon, and so weakened that he was sitting down on his feet in the travel coop.

    We only have five chickens that we raised from chicks this summer, and we really made pets out of all of them. Beaky, the rooster, was hand tame, very sweet, and had learned to do card tricks. It is going to be really painful if we lose him.

    Two of our other chickens acted strangely today, too, spending the whole day in the nestbox. I hope it's just broody behavior. I went out and dumped them out of the nestbox before closing up the coop for the night, and they both ate some and drank some, so that's a hopeful sign.

    Can't sleep for worrying tonight. I'm afraid of what tomorrow will bring.
     

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