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by bagtec2018512 N.M. Sudusingha -
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Answer no 1 -Fowl pox(viral infection)

Answer no 2 - Fowl pox is the worldwide disease of poultry caused by viruses of the family poxviridae and the genus Avipoxvirus.

                             There are two from of the disease.the first is spread by biting insects(especially mosquitoes)and wound and

                             causes lesions on the comb wattles,and beak.Fowl pox is a common disease in backyard chicks that have not 

                             been vaccinate most birds survive the infection  although very young or week birds maybe lost. 


Answer no 3 - prevention -Control mosquitoes if possible. 

                           During an out break to limit the spread of the virus,clean and sanitize waters daily.adding 1/4 teaspoon of oxine

                            per gallon of drinking water.following an out break clean and sanitize chicken coop with oxine weekly for a month.

                         Treatment - There is no cure for fowl pox,but there are comfort measures that can be provided for affected 

                         chickens as well as preventative measures to avoid secondary bacterial   infection caused  by the lesions.

                        unaffected birds can be vaccinated during an out break. offer tetracycline antibiotics in the water to help control

                           secondary infection.apply ointment to soften scabs(mix 2 tables spoons of sulfur power with 1/2  cup Vaseline 

                          apply to affected areas daily until lesion is  healed) mix diluted iodine solution in to the flocks drinking water

                           (iodine solution for drinking water mix 1 teaspoon of 1% iodine solution per gallon of water or 1/2 teaspoon of 2% 

                          iodine solution per gallon.provide as the only source of drinking water until outbreak subsides)

                        Sanitize drinking water.