Re: Currawong

To: Con Boekel <>
Subject: Re: Currawong
From: Denise Kay <>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 21:38:21 +0000
Yes you are right confusion, no excuse either.Both are ugly inflictions .


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On 2 Dec 2016, at 8:27 am, Con Boekel <> wrote:

I believe that the feet deformities are caused by mites.

The eye deformities looked cancerous but the distribution around both eyes and the age of the bird suggests something else to me, not that I am a vet.



On 12/2/2016 6:41 AM, Denise Kay wrote:
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on the feet 

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On 1 Dec 2016, at 10:21 pm, Marg Peachey <m("","margpeachey");" class="">> wrote:

This currawong has avian pox.  If it is on its legs or feet it is self-limiting and falls off after about 6 weeks.  Unfortunately on the face it is slightly different and could possibly be through the whole alimentary canal.  

This bird should be caught and euthanased.

Avian Pox is spread by mosquitos and we only see it in wet years.


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