Smallpox

Smallpox

The official name of pox is pokkendifterie; In the case of chickens, the virus and pox and diphtheria (a certain throat infection) are caused.

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Smallpox The official name of pox is pokkendifterie; In the case of chickens, the virus and pox and diphtheria (a certain throat infection) are caused. In pigeons we usually only see pox; When a pigeon is suffering from pox, trichomoniasis often occurs, and this mucous membrane inflammation is not a consequence of pox. For pigeons it would be better to speak only of pox.
 
Causes
The pox maker is a virus. There are different types of poxviruses; Such as chicken, canary and pigeon pox virus. A pigeon is sensitive to the chicken pox virus, but not to the canarypox virus.
 
Illnesses
As the first manifestations we (mostly) see a small elevation of the eyelid; After a few days it grows up to a lucifer head big bag. Pox can occur on any unfood part of the skin, but we notice that we usually see those cheeses on the eyelids; Later on, there can also be only pox around the eyes, along the jaws and even in the mouth, but also on the nostrils. Once upon a time we see them on the legs too. The number and size of the smallpox can be so large that the eyes are completely covered; Also, the beak can be so full that no food passage can take place any more; In both cases the pigeons will die due to lack of food and / or water.
 
Infection
The pox virus is transmitted by the pigeons. The pigeons fight with each other make small wounds in which the virus gets the chance to develop. Therefore, the largest fighter bosses will be easily infected (infected); Therefore, it is often complained that the best pigeons are infected so quickly.
But not only can the pigeons contaminate each other but also the infection by parasites such as mosquitoes, which makes small wounds. It is therefore not surprising that at that time many mosquitoes break out this disease. The mosquitoes carry the virus without suffering from it. In addition, if there is one infected pigeon in the rack, it will infect all other people. The overnight flights at the end of summer give good examples of this.
Therapy
When a dove is severely suffering from pox, it is possible to cut out the bulging pox, but never cut into the skin, but only remove the overhead part; What remains can be brushed with iodine tincture. When one makes the pigeon continue to eat and drink, the dove does not die; In other words, the dove does not die on the infection of the pox virus, but only because he can not feed. When we make sure that the pigeon keeps food, he will not strive. The cheeks will dry and lose weight after a while and only a small scar will remain.
 
Prevent
When a pigeon has been suffering from pox and he has become insensitive to this virus; In other words, the virus can no longer make the pigeon sick. Pox can be inoculated. The weakened (not more sickening) poxvirus is then brought into the skin and the pigeon then makes the repellent. At the site of grafting (the skin on the femur's front), after a few days there will be costumes while the skin thickens. After 10 to 12 days the skin looks normal again and the feathers will usually grow. The duration of the pigeons will remain insensitive (immune duration) will be several years, although there has been a single dove that was infected with the infection a year after the graft.
Because mosquitoes are poachers, one must ensure that these insects can not get caught.
Freshly-grazed pigeons should not be placed in the first 10 days for grazing pigeons, as there is a possibility that these newly-grazed pigeons may contaminate the unborn pigeons.