Fowl pox pics

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by welasharon, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feel like that is what Zelda has. First noticed the black scabby place on her comb. THought maybe it was a bite wound but then the other spots started today.
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  2. Luke0987654321

    Luke0987654321 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very sorry,
    i hope it isnt fowl pox,
    good luck


    luke.
     
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, but I really think it is. I read on here earlier where some other folks here in Florida are seeing some too.
    sharon
    ETA: Mil gracias senior! Veo que esta ud. en espana!
     
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  4. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fowl pox usually is no big deal. My whole flock came down with it last fall and came through fine, even the roo who developed the serious form in his trachea/esophogas ("wet" pox).

    Just watch for secondary bacterial infections of the pox lesions, and keep an eye out for any that might be developing wet pox. What I noticed with my roo was clear liquid coming out of his mouth and a kind of wheezing or rattling as he breathed. We isolated him, gave him Clavomox, and with in a week he was back to his old self.
     
  5. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking I would monitor her and the others. I only have 6 in all so it should be easy to catch. I photographed the spots so I could tell how they progress. I am going to put vitamins in the water and make sure she eats well. They are out grazing today and getting some Florida sunshine! I read to put iodine on the lesions to help the healing but I will have to get some tomorrow as well. Who runs out of iodine? It's one of those medicines that you just always seem to have so I've no clue when I ran out. Kinda like duct tape...no one actually buys it...there is just always some in the house! What are the first symptoms of wet pox? I guess I should get clavomox and keep it on hand?
    sharon
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Neosporin or any other antibiotic ointment will work as well as iodine. I went with the Neosporin when the scab was near the eyes because it doesn't hurt or cause harm in eyes.

    I let it run its course here a couple of years ago, and had none this summer.

    If one should get the wet form, you will know from the respiratory noises. My 17+ did not. Personally, I wouldn't spend money on an antibiotic unless I was sure I needed it. Many have pretty short expiration dates.
     
  7. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I have neosporin and will use that then.
    sharon
     
  8. piper2009

    piper2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Listerine mouth wash also works very well. I used it on my flock this spring and it gets rid of it in about 4-5 days. I also use colloida silver for in the eyes as it is safe to use.

    Alexis:)
     
  9. karaokechick

    karaokechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a young chick...one of my very first chicks and it had Fowl Pox. They look horrible, I kept him seperate and with in a few weeks they eventually dried up on their own and fell off and Oreo turned out to be a beautiful rooster! He was a bit lathargic though, but all I did was put neosporin on them.

    http://flic.kr/p/8N7inb

    http://flic.kr/p/8N7inQ


    Oreo now!
    http://flic.kr/p/8NS9UU
     
  10. karaokechick

    karaokechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a young chick...one of my very first chicks and it had Fowl Pox. They look horrible, I kept him seperate and with in a few weeks they eventually dried up on their own and fell off and Oreo turned out to be a beautiful rooster! He was a bit lathargic though, but all I did was put neosporin on them.

    http://flic.kr/p/8N7inb

    http://flic.kr/p/8N7inQ


    Oreo now!
    http://flic.kr/p/8NS9UU
     

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