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Many thanks to Rachel and Margaret for getting this pigeon to me. This is the one from the Escondido Humane Society. It looks like pox to me. The bird also has one wing that droops a bit more than the other and is wearing a 1999 NPA band, so it's no spring chicken. Both feet have lesions, but I flubbed the pictures and only got one foot.

Pox ?

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yep!...... I have read that dropped wings can be a sign of salmonellosis also.
Good point about salmonellosis and droopy wings .. you would think I would have had that at the front of my mind with all the Malibu birds that are here. Margaret didn't think the one wing was broken, and now that I've had a chance to check the bird too, I don't think it's broken either. It does droop enough that it's filthy. Poor bird also has wrecked the tail, but I guess a little dirt and a ratty tail is the least of our worries at this point. Margaret did start it on Baytril, and I will continue that.

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Pox, especially w/the distribution of lesions/boils on head and feet. The wing
could be an old injury or even one that occurred while the bird was sick w/the
virus and not up to par. If the bird has a Paratyphoid infection as well, then
Baytril would be in order.

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