Please Help is this Fowl Pox !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by turkeybreeder, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. turkeybreeder

    turkeybreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my turkeys were fighting and then the next day these things around there eyes
    show up, is it fowl pox or an injury from the turkeys fighting
    i was raising them for thanksgiving, we put iodine on them but it does not seam to help
    what could i give them, if it would to clear will it still be safe to eat them
    would my chickens also be at risk, do they have be cull
    please let me know thank you
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2010
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fowl pox in fowl is kind of like chicken pox in people - in that it runs its course and then it is gone. However, it can cause stunted growth, and i have read that it tends to hit turkeys harder than it does chickens.

    I cannot really see your turkeys' faces well in the picture, so i hesitate to say whether they have fowl pox. If they do, iodine on the lesions is to keep them from forming infection. It doesn't not make them go away. You also have to watch for "wet pox" which sometimes forms inside the mouth and is more often fatal than the dry pox which form on the face and comb.

    I'm not an expert on this, but i thought i would share my two cents. I think a more close up picture might be helpful to get a more definitive answer.
     
  3. turkeybreeder

    turkeybreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks
     

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