Name this parasite- bacuase i have no clue what it's called

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by call ducks, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    Here is the dersecription :

    "parasite which causes canker sores around the beak" There is an out breack in the maritimes researchers have asked us to look out for finches with it but it can affect turkeys and chickens. I don't know about waterfowl. Any ideas of what it's called?
     
  2. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    my DH says it's a herpes-like virus. it can affect birds, reptiles, even sea turtles
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Protozool parasites. These single-celled organisms can cause serious disease. One called Trichomona is responsible for 'canker' in pigeons and budgerigars. Living mainly in the crop and oesophagus, this protozoan causes regurgitation, diarrhoea, weight loss and listlessness; some pigeons develop a white 'cheesy' deposit in the back of the throat. If lest untreated, this disease is fatal

    http://www.pittwateranimalhospital.com.au/birds.html
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

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    my DH says it's a herpes-like virus

    That's "cold sores", not "canker"

    Canker is from a parasite​
     

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