Silkie Favus?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by minichicks05, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. minichicks05

    minichicks05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got a new silkie pair from Bobbi Porto. This little girl I have seems to have a problem. I was just taking a look at them and this girl has dry flakes, crusty and hard to get off stuff on her face. I will try to get pictures of it later today. Does anyone know how to treat it. By the way they are in quarantine, isolation right now. I also so heard Favus IS spreadable to humans has anyone had a case of that?
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm sorry no one responded.

    Can you post some photos?

    Favus is a fungal infection/disease. Usually you can treat with an anti-fungal cream (athlete's foot cream) - like Lotrimin, Tinactin, etc.

    Wear gloves when handling/apply the cream, it's possible it could be spread to humans. Precautions are always best.

    You may also want to contact your breeder (Bobbi Porto) with questions, they may have a better treatment suggestions.

    Here's more info about Favus in Silkies
    http://www.browneggblueegg.com/Article.html (Choose "FAVUS" on the left hand side)
     

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