Need help - anyone recognize this disease?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hatrabbit, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. hatrabbit

    hatrabbit In the Brooder

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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.[​IMG]
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Fowl pox.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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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.
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2014
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Crossing the Road

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