Fowl pox picture

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chilman, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. chilman

    chilman Chirping

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    Here is a picture of my little rooster and his wattles. Both wattles look like this. So I am confused on wether or not he has fowl pox or if he has favus as some one mentioned in my post from yesterday,

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    It looks like a mild case of Fowl Pox to me. There is no treatment; the disease should run its course in 3-6 weeks. However, to prevent secondary infection, I would recommend treating with an antibiotic like Oxytetracycline (sold under names like Tetroxy HCA-280, Terramycin, etc.) or Tylan. Other than that, I would just make sure your rooster eats, drinks, and is warm and comfortable.

    In the future, you might consider vaccinating your flock for Fowl Pox. Here is a link to a vaccine source: http://www.twincitypoultrysupplies....in_page=product_info&cPath=46&products_id=566 It should be administered to young birds using the wing web stab method.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    I agree. It certainly doesn't look too serious yet, if it is Fowl Pox. He'll probably be fine.
     
  4. chilman

    chilman Chirping

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    Thanks for the info. If all of my chickens are about 1 to 2 years old, are they too old to be vaccinated?
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    I'm not sure. I know that the vaccine is usually administered to 12 week old chicks, but don't know whether it can be done to older birds.
     

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