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by bagtec2019900 P.K.Nalin Sanjeewa -
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1).    FOWL POX (viral infection)


2).  It is a viral disease. That causes skin lesions (dry pox) or dip theritic lesions(wet pox).Dry pox results in scabs & lesions around the comb,wattle,ear,lobes & eyes.Wet pox lesions are associated with the oral cavity & the upper respiratory tract(larynx & trachea) .                                                

    fowl pox virus  is spreading comb,lobes,ear & eyes.because of that we can say  this is the Fowl pox virul disease. 


The virus is transmitted to backyard chickens by biting insects,most notably,mosquitoes. Some chickens acquire immunity,but others are susceptible to recurrences in times of stress. 


3). There is no treatment for fowl pox and prevention is through vaccination of replacement birds. Where preventative vaccination is used, all replacement chickens are vaccinated when the birds are six to ten weeks of age and one application of fowl pox vaccine results in permanent immunity. Vaccination of broilers is not usually required unless the mosquito population is high or infections have occurred previously. Chicks may be vaccinated as young as one day of age.