GRIM has developed a small pustule type growth at the base of his lower right mandible. He had an injury there that had exposed bone when we trapped but my sponsor said it would granulate over, which it did. I first noticed it on Monday and took the bird to a reputable Raptor Rehabber/vet yesterday. He said it might be Pox, although he said we'd have to wait till Thursday to see if it grows. I looked Avian Pox up on the web and the growth doesn't look anything like the Pox pictures. Could it be an infection of that old wound? -Joe
Post by Master Yarak on Dec 13, 2006 13:06:08 GMT -5
It is unlikely that it is pox. It may be just calcifed build up. It could also be lymph fluid. A small piece of debris may still be in there. It is good to be concerned, but don't worry too much. Just keep an eye on it. Grim is not exposed to poultry and not fed pidgeons is he? Yarak
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Post by HawkingRage on Dec 13, 2006 16:49:13 GMT -5
pox almost looks like a grimy scabby bump. if you tear the scab off the wound is flush with the body. kind of grose, i hope that is not what it is but if it is just keep good care. dont mess with it. you can wipe it down with a qtip with iodine mix but dont tear the scab off. it could take a couple of months like RIP did but the body will get it taken care of. no real big worries.
Whew, I checked GRIM today and whatever it was was MUCH MUCH smaller and almost flush with the skin. I think it was just an inflamation or somehting. Could be like Yarak said that there was something left in there. Anyway, it is pink and smooth and now adheres to the contours of area it is located in. Plus, he'll be at weight tomorrow, so we'll be doing some hunting at lunch. -Joe