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.