Wet and Dry Fowl Pox - Graphic Pictures of Pus and Scabs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by casportpony, Aug 26, 2013.


  1. We are doing well overall. None of the LFs or guineas have gotten it (knock on wood) and my boy silkies seem to be the only bantams affected. It seems to be much milder on the others than it was on poor Orangey. I am so thankful it stayed dry.
     
  2. mejumpmore1

    mejumpmore1 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's great news! Hope they all get over it quickly and it remains dry. This has been quite a challenge with wet pox..especially for this newbie chicken keeper. Sheesh. Talk about trial by fire!
     
  3. EggsNThings

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    So I've been going through this pox thing myself. I've had chickens for a long time and have never experienced this. We went throug the weepy pussy eyes and bumps etc with about a dozen birds. We treated the eyes by flushing, drops of colloidal silver and neosporin. This process worked incredibly for all but one bird. I ended up administering tylan 200 for 7 birds hoping it might help with secondary infections and all but two are off now and recovering well. I still have two birds that I'm worried about. One has the nodules and scabs around the eyes on one side such that the eye is forced shut. I can barely flush and add drops. The ear is affected on this side as well. The other side is probably 75% occluded. I have been srubbing the scabs and nodules with iodine and applying neosporin (pain relief type). I'm not sure I'm seeing any improvement...infact it seems to be getting worse still. I was able to remove most of the plaque from the inside of the beak and roof of the mouth. It seems to be staying away. Is there anything more I should be looking at doing with this bird? Will the outbreak diminish and then just go away in time?
    My other question concerns my other remaining hard case. He originally didn't have any outside lesions but had audible breathing and was mouth breathing. Thought it was respiratory (this was before we realized we had a pox outbreak). The outside lesions came a few days later and by then I knew what we had with the other birds. He has been named Mr. Bear because of the "growling" noise he makes when he breathes and the heavy snoring sound when be sleeps. I was able to use cotton swabs to remove the plaque from his beak, but I can see his windpipe is coated and I don't know if there is anything I can do about that. Does anyone have experience with this? Will it dry up and fall off? If it does will he aspirate it later? If I can save him I'd like to, but I don't want him to just suffer to a terrible end.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    I've had a several that I've have to use tweezers on to remove the pus/plaque from behind the tounge and two of those also had secondary yeast infections that I had to treat with fluconazole.

    -Kathy
     
  5. EggsNThings

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    Yeast infection... That could be what I'm seeing deep down on what appears to be the trachea. Do you think medication will clear that up?
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    If it's yeast fluconazole would probably clear it up .

    -Kathy
     
  7. EggsNThings

    EggsNThings New Egg

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    I'm assuming this is an OTC found at a drugstore? What form do you use (paste, powder, injectible)? What is the delivery method and dosage? Thanx so much for your help!
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    If you live in Canada it is OTC and sold as Canesoral, but if you're in the US you need to buy it online from a place that sell medicine for tropical fish or from a vet.

    -Kathy
     
  9. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hoping your chickens are doing well, Kathy.
    Does anyone have any 'pus and gore' pics to share?
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Almost all of my chickens have made complete recoveries from pox, but a few still have secondary infections that I need to treat and a couple of those will have probably be good candidates for 'pus and gore' pictures, lol. Plus, I still have that other hen in the fridge and I really do need to open her up and try to figure out what killed her.

    -Kathy
     

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