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Posted 16th January 2009, 04:37 AM
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there are these two baby pigeons in my balcony who have beige/white bulbulous growths on either side of their heads and near their beaks. does anyone know what this could be? it does not look like maggots, so what other fungus or infections could they get?
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Are these lumps symmetrical? Could they be the nose wattles? Otherwise the thing that comes to ind is pigeon pox...can you provide a photo and/or let us know where you are?

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My Two Pegion Are Sick.they Have Dysentry Please Suggest Me Any Medicine

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Excellent post, thank you for it. After finding a pigeon fly on Noddy my dove I am terrified of everything. As Noddy doesn't fly much and so spends a lot of time on the ground and spends time outside (it's very hot and humid here at the moment), I'm even more scared. I will keep some ivermectin on hand just in case. Thanks again for the great info!
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Having worked in a vet clinic, we often see this on dogs and cats too.
Pets left outdoors, with wounds...sores... flies go and lay their eggs, maggots eat the rotting flesh but as they do so infection set in and more flesh turns bad....many pets die from this as well, the smell is nasty and what is the worst is the noise the maggots make as they squirm and eat... sorry, I know this is really gross but I have seen it too many times!

They are used in humans to help with wound cleaning but the person is followed closely and are kept on antibiotics to make sure it does not get infected... leaches and maggots... still being used today!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maggot_therapy
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thank you so much for the share...poor birds
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Hi Cynthia,

This is interesting and I've never heard of maggots feasting on live pigeons or animals. Do you know which species of flies do this and do you have any idea on how common or uncommon this might be?
I used to know a farm dog who got maggots in her ear once. Before the family could get them all out, the ear was permanently crooked and shriveled. Eventually the tissue healed, but it was very scarred and her ear never stood up like it used to (like a wolf's ear.)
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Here's an article with a picture of a maggot up close *shudder*:
http://www.cracked.com/article_18871...icroscope.html
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I used to know a farm dog who got maggots in her ear once. Before the family could get them all out, the ear was permanently crooked and shriveled. Eventually the tissue healed, but it was very scarred and her ear never stood up like it used to (like a wolf's ear.)
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just to let you know pigeonpal2002 has been off the site since 2008.
Didn't see that this had been gravedug. (I always just hit "new posts" when I come to this forum.)
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just to let you know pigeonpal2002 has been off the site since 2008.
The question he asked would probably be repeated by many if it wasn't there, so any information is appreciated. After all, this is a sticky so one of the first threads that would be found by someone looking.
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Scatt for maggots?


Hello. If I use the Scatt solution orally, will it kill the maggots on the bird? And how to use Scatt(moxidectin) topically for maggots? Thank you, from Los Angeles, California, USA.
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fly predators


I use little microscopic bugs called fly predators to cobtrol flies in the first place. They are cheap and very effective. The eat the eggs and larvae of the flies before the turn to adults.
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