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Fowl pox

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by maus, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. maus

    maus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think my birds have it. Ugh. I was going to sell a few of them but now that wouldnt be right. So now I am overrun with chickens I cant sell. [​IMG]
    Is there any way to get rid of it? I thought my roo was just beat up from fighting, but as I got a closer look, it looks like pox and some of the hens have it too. I have the Chicken Health Handbook and it said there is no cure. I live in Florida, so I am pretty sure it is the mosquitos that are transmitting it. Are there any old-time remedies or alternative treatments I can give them to help them get over it? Or do I need to replace the whole flock?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I just Googled this; was not familiar. Sounds like it is usually not fatal and most chickens will recover, and they are not carriers after they recover. So I don't see why you couldn't sell them after they get well.

    It is a virus and there is a vaccine. We have very few actual treatments (as opposed to supportive care) that are effective against viruses in humans, never mind animals.
     

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