Fowl pox

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Twin Mom, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Twin Mom

    Twin Mom Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 19, 2010
    Floresville, Texas
    So I have a roo that is showing fowl pox, which means tomorrow I will be spending time vaccinating the rest of the flock. Do I need to dose the guineas too?
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    You do not have to vaccinate anyone. It might shorten the course somewhat but it's mostly a harmless disease, and makes them immune for life. Some do vaccinate to shorten the course, but the course is usually three weeks of black spots then nothing. All you need to do is keep an eye out for one who has so many lesions that they start to get infected, then treat with Neosporin, or just put Neosporin or Betadine on all the spots as a preventive. (Use Neosporin near the eyes.)

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