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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Bird
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Baby chick with mareks..also a grown hen, not the mother...

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baby chick with mareks..also a grown hen, not the mother...
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the bird?
Customer: not active, tumor on head near eyes on baby grown hen is starting to develop same
JA: Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the veterinarian has to say. What is the bird's name and age?
Customer: baby is 6 weeks grown hen six months call hen copete
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about hen?
Customer: she started listless yesterday we have her separated from flock have given antibiotic she seemed more active afterwards but we saw lump developing in head like the baby
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

When "tumors" are seen on more than one bird concomitantly, the avian pox virus should be considered - particularly because Marek's immunocompromises my patient and predisposes them to other infections such as the pox virus. Can you upload a photo(s) of these "tumors" to our conversation? You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see that icon) or you can use an external app such as

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