Frostbite and Favus - Pic Heavy

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by crawfordmama, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A couple weeks ago I began treating my flock with miconazole for favus. They began picking the cream off each other so I switched to Lotrimin spray and dabbed it on their combs and wattles with a cotton ball. Now it looks like their combs are frostbitten. It's been between -11 and -20*F at night and a high of 15*F during the day for the past couple weeks. My coop is well ventilated and not heated. Do you guys see any remains of favus on the girls? I realize my roo still has it because he's been almost impossible to handle, even after dark. If so, which do I treat first? Thank you so much for your help!

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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    If it were me I'd be smearing them with a mix of Neosporin and an antifungal ointment. Treats both, plus helps prevent frostbite, since most of what is in a tube of Neosporin is petroleum jelly, better known as Vaseline.
     
  3. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a wonderful suggestion. I tried it this evening. Thank you so much!
     
  4. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure how cold it is where you are, but to me it looks like the combs are just dry/chapped. I was concerned when a few of mine started looking like this. It's finally gotten a little warmer her and now they are back to normal. You can also do a search for "favus" on here to compare the pictures.
     

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