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Help! Issue with comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 2lilchkns, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. 2lilchkns

    2lilchkns Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    Today, I noticed that our favorite hen has a discolored comb with some what on it, as well as black spots. Could this be a fungal infection? [​IMG]
    Thank you so much for any and all advice! (I called an exotic vet who sees chickens, but they have no appointments until next week... So if there is anything I can do now, I want to get on it.)
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    It looks like Thrush or Favus (I get confused between the two, but I think it's Thrush) to me. Thrush is a fungal infection that grows on the comb and wattles, and it looks like someone sprinkled flower all over it. I would quarantine her immediately. Also, I would handle her with gloves because sometimes fungal infections can be transmitted to humans, I'm not sure if Thrush is contagious to humans or not, but I would play it safe. Hope she gets well!
     
  3. 2lilchkns

    2lilchkns Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I used Micanazole cream last night, and it looks better already. I plan to use it once daily, for seven days... Keeping my fingers crossed.
     

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