1. unix_micki

    unix_micki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am noticing dry pox on a few of my hens. From what I am reading it lasts 4 weeks and I just let it run it course, correct?

    Now my question is can some hens get the wet pox form while this goes through them (40) hens and what do I watch out for?

    Any immune boosters I can give them?? I gave them ACV water today.

    Other advice?

    Thx
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:Fowl pox longivity varies, + or - four weeks, just let it run its course. It's possible birds can have both dry and wet pox. Signs of wet pox are usually canker like infection inside their mouth, trachea...birds wouldnt be able to eat/swallow feed. Scabs that form on wattles, combs, legs can be treated with iodine or black shoe polish to help them dry quicker. Here's a couple of links regarding vaccinations:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps030
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vm062
    Prevention and control of fowl pox:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vm021
     
  3. unix_micki

    unix_micki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Fowl pox longivity varies, + or - four weeks, just let it run its course. It's possible birds can have both dry and wet pox. Signs of wet pox are usually canker like infection inside their mouth, trachea...birds wouldnt be able to eat/swallow feed. Scabs that form on wattles, combs, legs can be treated with iodine or black shoe polish to help them dry quicker. Here's a couple of links regarding vaccinations:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps030
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vm062
    Prevention and control of fowl pox:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vm021

    would I be better to let it run its course then they will not get it again?

    so from my understanding it is avion pox and they can either have dry/wet or both?? so if it is wet pox from what I am reading use listerine and iodine??

    just want to be prepared [​IMG]

    Thx
     
  4. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    3 of my birds have it as well. I have been dabbing a little terramycin on it and it has been clearing up faster since I've started this treatment. Just my opinion. Feed store had terramycin--kinda expensive though $22 for a tiny tube. But a little goes a long way.
     

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