Hen with discolored wattles and swollen throat

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kkoerner, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. kkoerner

    kkoerner Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that has bluish wattles and a swollen throat. It has been 4 days since I have noticed this. She is a leghorn and is still eating, drinking, and acting normal. A few friends said maybe fowl cholera, but I don't think so. If it is cholera, wouldn't she have died by now or be acting sick? I seperated her from the flock 2 days ago and started her on oxytetracyclene just in case.
     
  2. Kikiriki

    Kikiriki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044

    Keep that link! :D

    Could be bird flu or other serious disease, so get her isolated ASAP!

    Edit: sorry, I see you already isolated her...
     
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  3. Kikiriki

    Kikiriki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also support her immune system with aloe, bee propolis, and horny goat weed.

    Chickens

    Enteritis
    http://journals.cambridge.org/actio...e=online&aid=8976474&fileId=S0007114512006083
    Capsicum and turmeric

    Coccidiosis
    http://www.researchgate.net/publica...Immunity_against_Eimeria_acervulina_Infection
    Capsicum, turmeric, and shiitake mushroom

    Better growth and feed use efficiency
    https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/jas/articles/92/4/1531
    carvacrol (from oregano), cinnamaldehyde (from cinnamon), and capsicum
    And
    http://www.researchgate.net/profile...PICE_HERBS/links/549fcd860cf257a635fe78b5.pdf
    Garlic, black pepper, red pepper

    Newcastle Disease
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874101003701
    Aloe
    And
    http://ps.oxfordjournals.org/content/85/12/2169.full
    Bee propolis and horny goat weed

    Salmonella
    http://www.uokufa.edu.iq/journals/index.php/kjvs/article/view/2385
    Capsicum

    Fowl typhoid
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037887410100397X
    Aloe

    Egg shell thickness and reduced bacteria in poop
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00071668.2014.938020?journalCode=cbps20&
    Longevity Spinach

    Some varieties of Influenza (this study did not include poultry, but I would try it)
    http://www.researchgate.net/profile...za_viruses/links/0f317538efdb7b23d6000000.pdf
    Agrimonia pilosa (hairy agrimony of the rosacea family)

    This one includes other plants for influenza, but it only shows the abstract.
    http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11101-014-9357-1
     
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  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Could you post a picture of her face? Several people recently have had this problem which turned out to be a tick bite. Fowl cholera, frostbite, coryza, and insect bites can cause swelling and discoloration of the wattles. I would look for any signs of ticks, dust with Sevin or permethrin if I found any, but I would give her 1/2 of a child's Benadryl dose once to see if it helped the swelling go down.
     

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