How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Bird
Satisfied Customers: 24379
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
55012488
Type Your Bird Question Here...
Dr. Michael Salkin is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Feather loss underside of neck with pale comb

Customer Question

feather loss underside of neck with pale comb
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Bird
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
this is not a skin problem I'm worried about neck worms or some internal problem
Expert:  khagihara replied 5 months ago.

Can you attach the photos here? How tall are you? How much do you weigh? Any weight change? When did you notice it? Is it consistent? Is it getting worse? Pain or itch? Does anything make it better or worse? Any other symptoms? Are you aware of anything which might have triggered it? Any medical problems? Any surgeries? Any medications including over-the-counter pills and herbs? Any family medical history?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
none of the above seems relevant my chicken is a banti this is a chicken question
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

There are tracheal worms which can cause gaping in chickens and often are confused with respiratory infections by bacteria or fungi but there are no "neck worms". A pale comb can indicate anemia or poor oxgenation of the tissues but isn't pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of any one particular disorder. Are there any other worrisome symptoms such as conjunctivitis or other ocular changes, nasal discharge, sneezing, coughing, regurgitation, vomiting, increased respiratory rate, lameness, persistent squatting as if to lay, increased thirst, anorexia, or diarrhea?

Related Bird Questions