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Need help flock has fowl pox

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by pittmanbirds, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. pittmanbirds

    pittmanbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone help me by telling me what needs to be done to cure fowl pox
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2016
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    To the best of my knowledge you just have to let it run its course since it is a virus. Make sure birds are eating, drinking and non stressed and be on the look out for secondary bacterial infections.
     
  3. pittmanbirds

    pittmanbirds Out Of The Brooder

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    Hoe do you force them to stay hydrated and eating because it seems like they lost all appitite
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Do they have lesions on their eye lids that make it difficult for them to see?
     
  5. pittmanbirds

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    Yes
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Drop a PM to casportpony she has dealt with this problem. Also type 'treating fowl pox' in the search bar at the top of the page. A lengthy thread pertinent to the problem will appear. Good luck.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I pick the scabs off their eyes so they can see. If still not drinking/eating they get tube fed.

    -Kathy
     

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