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I noticed at the weekend Mabel, one of my pekins, had a scaley/crusty face but only on one side....

 

Not sure what it is?

I bathed her and used Scaley Leg Mite spray and then today used "Anti-Parasite Spot On" which contains Ivermectin so will hopefully get rid of it, if it is mites.

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Wasn't sure if it could be fungal as it is on one side - it's only happened in the last 2 weeks since I was home.

Has anyone had anything similar and what did you use?

 

Thanks

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Not seen it before, could be fungal :?

 

After a quick google it seems to be down to a parasite at least in caged birds so hope your treatment works Lewis.

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Anna had this (but worse) in a hen, I cant remember what she used to cure it in the end but have a feeling it was one of those new sprays like Vetericyn or Hypocare I think - Anna will be able to tell you though

 

Love Vetericyn here, I use it for nearly any type of skin problem or wound on animals and birds now :D

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Hi Lewis, just wondered how your girl was now as I appear to have a similar thing on one of my girls, any advice you can give would be appreciated. She looks very sweet, I hope it's improved for her

Thanks

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One of mine had something similar once, I have used Vetericyn before and it didn't respond to that, but Derma Gel with Sudocrem on top worked wonders.

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Hi

 

I just wondered if your treatments worked on this one? One of my pekins has exactly the same thing (on both sides of her face).

 

Thank you

 

Sarah

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I have been reading recently about how some poultry can get scaly leg mites on their combs and wattles - it might be worth carefully applying some Sudocrem around the area.

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Oh thanks for the tip Dogmother!! I haven't actually used it on their combs or wattles myself :oops: was wondering how to safely on small pekin faces!!!! :wink:

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Mabel's face did clear up but because I used a few things I'm not sure which treatment worked!

I didn't buy Vetericyn in the end as it was clearing up but will definitely look at getting some in the future! :)

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Thank you for your help with this.

 

I have been treating Lavender with scaly leg spray (on her face), Johnsons scaly lotion and have also used anti parasite spot on, which contains ivermectin.

 

I noticed when rubbing the scaly lotion in at the weekend that as well as the scaly / crusty face she has horrible yellow crusty scabs around the base of her feathers on her neck. I managed to rub / pick a few of them off but there are still a lot there. The skin underneath was clean.

 

Does anyone have any ideas about this? Do I just need to be patient and wait for the treatments to work? I have read about favus and wondered whether it could be that?

 

Grateful for any suggestions. I fee terrible that I didn't spot this sooner as I think she may have had it for some time.

 

Thank you

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Thank you dogmother. Thankfully it doesn't look anything like that.

 

It is just like the picture at the top of this thread, but spreads down her neck. There are no black dots or spots. Just crusty / yellow skin on the face and neck.

 

Any suggestions?

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Ok, I have uploaded them here:

 

http://tinypic.com/r/103wenp/6

http://tinypic.com/r/e5nrcw/6

http://tinypic.com/r/2hx3et/6

http://tinypic.com/r/154yro2/6

 

The first 3 hopefully show you lavender's yellow scabs on her head and neck and the crustiness around her eyes.

 

The other picture is Rose - a much healthier girl! As you might just be able to see, she has a very small white mark either side of her comb where it joins her head.

 

I am really starting to think this is favus. Does anyone have any thoughts? I have rubbed daktarin in to all of the affected areas this morning in the hope that might help.

 

Any suggestions gratefully received. I do my best to keep my girls healthy and happy and can't really understand where this has come from.

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Very hard to see from the photos, which aren't in focus, but it looks like it could be a fungal condition... Favus is one of these options. Obviously it is best to see a chicken-savvy vet, but I do know that folks have had success treating it with an anti-fungal such as Daktarin* or an anti-fungal dandruff shampoo*. From what I understand, it can get very bad, which would necessitate culling the affected birds, so I'd suggest that you get them to the vet soonest.

 

It might be worth bathing them with neat ACV for now as that will help with any fungal or yeast infection. If it is Favus, then it can spread to the rest of the bird's body and even the digestive tract, so you will need to act fast.

 

Are they kept in damp surroundings?

 

*not licensed for use on poultry in the UK

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