Peafowl 103: Illness, Injury, Medication and Care (in progress)

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Kedreeva, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. doudini2

    doudini2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a Avian and exotic vet in NJ, Morris County:

    Animal Clinic of Morris Plains(Dr. Sedlacek is the specialist)

    Address: 3009 NJ-10, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
    Phone: (973) 539-2775
     
  2. Zohaib

    Zohaib Out Of The Brooder

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    IMG_20170609_025144.jpg can someone help me getting through this. There is a pox/lump on the top and sides of the lower beak.Chick age almost 20 days. Any suggestion?
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    That does look like it might be pox. Is the chick still eating and drinking?
     
  4. Zohaib

    Zohaib Out Of The Brooder

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    #casportpony yes chick is active eating and drinking.
     
  5. barkerg

    barkerg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It indeed looks like fowl pox, let it run its course. Fowl pox are similar to human chicken pox, once they are infected it they will be considered carriers but, immune from the virus itself. Healthy birds rarely die from the infection, monitor the bumps for any further infections and the bird should be back to normal in 10-14 days.the pox virus is transferred via blood normally by mosquitoes, i suggest you remove all standing waters that can promote mosquito larvae,.

    Gerald Barker
     
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  6. Zohaib

    Zohaib Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the valuable information. Should i separate the infected from healthy ones?
     
  7. Copper feathers

    Copper feathers Out Of The Brooder

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    I was reading here about peachicks sneezing and see 2 possible issues, parasites or respiratory infection. I just noticed that all 6 of my peachicks are sneezing. No other symptoms. Should I go ahead and treat with an antibiotic? If so, what do I get?
     
  8. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    A little more info would help, like how old are they? Are they broody raised on dirt or incubated, brooder raised and on wire? What antibiotics do you have on hand?
     
  9. Copper feathers

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    They are about 6 weeks. I got them from a breeder that had them in a brooder room in a barn with thick pine shavings on floor. I've had them about 3 weeks and have kept them inside my house until we built a pen for them that is off of the ground. I had to treat them all for lice about 2 weeks ago and they have stayed clean. I don't have any antibiotics as this is my first time having peafowl. They have no discharge or swollen eues. Just sneezing about every minute from atleast one of them. But they are all sneezing. Otherwise, happy, healthy, eating, etc. Just wondering if this is the first symptom of something I should jump on.
     

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  10. KsKingBee

    KsKingBee Overrun With Chickens

    My first thought is allergies, but being outside that is remote unless it is left over from confinement. Is the waterer a deep dish that they can dip their nostrils into? Peas like to flush out the nostrils by deep drinking so that may help. It is also the time you start using an anti-coccidia treatment. Just because they are not 'on the ground' does not mean they won't contract cocci. Ask your vet to order sulfadimethoxine for you and start giving that as a preventative every two or three weeks.
     

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