2.The world wide disease of poultry caused by viruses of the family poxviridae and the genus avipoxvirus. The viruses causing fowlpox are distinct from one another but antigenically similar possible hosts in cluding chikens turkeys, quail canaries, pigeons and may other species of birds. There are two forms of the disease the first is spread by biting insects (especially mosquitoes ) and wound contamination and causes lesions on the comb, wattles, and beak, birds affected by this from usually recover within a few weeks. The second from is spread by in halation of the virus and causes a diphtheritic membrane to form in the mouth, pharynx, larynx and sometimes the trachea.
3. Adult chicken can be vaccinated. problems and biological protection to prevent the introduction of fowl pox to chickens with clothing equipment and shoes. Control mosquitoes if possible.