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Just wanted to add here because there are a lot of folks dealing with Fowl Pox, and I didn't want one of the earlier posts to scare them regarding the mortality rate of birds affected with fowl pox. Here is some literature from the Mississippi state extension.

"Fowl pox is a slow-spreading viral disease of chickens"

"Mortality
is usually low (1 to 5 percent); however, depending on the severity, cases of wet pox can have much higher mortality rates. Figure 1. The dry form of fowl pox causes lesions on unfeathered parts of the body."

http://extension.msstate.edu/public... usually low (1,unfeathered parts of the body.
 
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Here are several good links about fowlpox. Just a note, wet pox and systemic do have a high mortality rate. Dry pox can lead to wet pox, by a chicken pecking at the sores of another chicken or an infected bird getting sores so close to the beak/mouth that the puss gets into their mouth, thus creating wet pox. From there it can turn systemic. I am not trying to scare anyone, but dry pox does have a mortality rate as well. We had dry pox here and 2 of my chickens were so sick they didn't want to move, eat or do anything. This virus isn't something to mess around with, and owners need to get on top of the situation immediately. I'm just trying to help others' chickens to survive, if they get this virus. As with any virus, it has mutated over time and has gotten stronger, more serious and more deadly. Not trying to fear monger, merely educate, so that owners take calm, educated, quick action to help their chickens get through this illness.

https://www.merckvetmanual.com/poultry/fowlpox/fowlpox-in-chickens-and-turkeys

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4073872/

https://www.thepoultrysite.com/disease-guide/fowl-pox-pox-avian-pox
 

samaneh

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Here are several good links about fowlpox. Just a note, wet pox and systemic do have a high mortality rate. Dry pox can lead to wet pox, by a chicken pecking at the sores of another chicken or an infected bird getting sores so close to the beak/mouth that the puss gets into their mouth, thus creating wet pox. From there it can turn systemic. I am not trying to scare anyone, but dry pox does have a mortality rate as well. We had dry pox here and 2 of my chickens were so sick they didn't want to move, eat or do anything. This virus isn't something to mess around with, and owners need to get on top of the situation immediately. I'm just trying to help others' chickens to survive, if they get this virus. As with any virus, it has mutated over time and has gotten stronger, more serious and more deadly. Not trying to fear monger, merely educate, so that owners take calm, educated, quick action to help their chickens get through this illness.

https://www.merckvetmanual.com/poultry/fowlpox/fowlpox-in-chickens-and-turkeys

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4073872/

https://www.thepoultrysite.com/disease-guide/fowl-pox-pox-avian-pox
thank you for your kindness. And the good information you gave. I will definitely look at their pages
 

samaneh

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Sep 15, 2020
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Just wanted to add here because there are a lot of folks dealing with Fowl Pox, and I didn't want one of the earlier posts to scare them regarding the mortality rate of birds affected with fowl pox. Here is some literature from the Mississippi state extension.

"Fowl pox is a slow-spreading viral disease of chickens"

"Mortality
is usually low (1 to 5 percent); however, depending on the severity, cases of wet pox can have much higher mortality rates. Figure 1. The dry form of fowl pox causes lesions on unfeathered parts of the body."
How heartbreaking
 
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thank you for your kindness. And the good information you gave. I will definitely look at their pages
You're very welcome. If he was my Roo, I would definitely do some things for him: treat the sores with Listerine or Iodine, let that dry. Then apply a thin coat of neosporin ointment without pain relief (the pain relief medicine is lethal to all birds). I would then give him an egg for increased protein, and fresh chopped spinach or cranberries. Both of those foods have vitamins and minerals in them to help support a sick chicken, while they go through an illness. (According to my Vet's nursing staff, the 3 foods are like super foods for chickens.)
 

samaneh

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Sep 15, 2020
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You're very welcome. If he was my Roo, I would definitely do some things for him: treat the sores with Listerine or Iodine, let that dry. Then apply a thin coat of neosporin ointment without pain relief (the pain relief medicine is lethal to all birds). I would then give him an egg for increased protein, and fresh chopped spinach or cranberries. Both of those foods have vitamins and minerals in them to help support a sick chicken, while they go through an illness. (According to my Vet's nursing staff, the 3 foods are like super foods for chickens.)
Thank you very much for your guidance
 

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