Need help - anyone recognize this disease?

hatrabbit

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I have 2 red sex-links and today the comb on one of them suddenly looks awful. It's not upright, kind of lays over to the side, and has a nasty looking skin disease on it. It's actually much worse looking than the pic below... please share any advice on this. Thanks.
 

Wyandottes7

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Yup, that looks like Fowl Pox. Here are some links on it:

http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/poultry/fowlpox/fowlpox_in_chickens_and_turkeys.html
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vm021
https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/avian-pox-how-to-treat-your-chickens-for-avian-pox
http://www.poultryshowcentral.com/Fowlpox.html

Fortunately, it's not usually serious, unless it becomes the wet form. Your hen should look better in a couple of weeks. To help the scabs go away, you can dab them with iodine. This should help them dry up.

Keep in mind that a respiratory disease often accompanies Fowl Pox, especially if it progresses to the wet form. You may need to get antibiotics, if this happens.
 
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