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#3241044 - 05/07/13 08:01 AM Anybody seen this?
PinchPoint
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Called for my buddy this morning and he killed a nice bird around 7:30am. Noticed growths all over his birds head, and I've never seen it before...
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#3241063 - 05/07/13 08:24 AM Re: Anybody seen this? [Re: PinchPoint]
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Not sure what that is, it doesn't look pleasant though. May not be anything other than some warts.
Some of you may have heard of blackhead disease. Blackhead disease doesn't mean black spots on the turkeys head. It is another disease that effects the liver, having some black or different colored spots on them.
Have you seen the turkeys liver?

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#3241068 - 05/07/13 08:26 AM Re: Anybody seen this? [Re: woodsman87]
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 Originally Posted By: woodsman87
Not sure what that is, it doesn't look pleasant though. May not be anything other than some warts.
Some of you may have heard of blackhead disease. Blackhead disease doesn't mean black spots on the turkeys head. It is another disease that effects the liver, having some black or different colored spots on them.
Have you seen the turkeys liver?
No, he took it home to clean
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#3241125 - 05/07/13 09:10 AM Re: Anybody seen this? [Re: PinchPoint]
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Did some research. It looks to me like it could be Avian Pox. Avian Pox has this lesions on the unfeathered parts of the bird, like the head and feet. It can also get on the inside of the turkey, in the throat and mouth.
If it gets on the inside, like the throat, it usually kills them because they get to where they cannot breathe. Not as bad when its only on the outside, but could cause problems if it grows around their eyes.
Meat will be fine.

I found this info on an article written by the NWTF and Mississippi wildlife people.
Try googling "Avian Pox A disease that can effect any bird."

I am not a bioligist though, someboddy else on here or somewhere else may say different.


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#3241142 - 05/07/13 09:40 AM Re: Anybody seen this? [Re: woodsman87]
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Please have someone look at that!!!
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#3241181 - 05/07/13 10:20 AM Re: Anybody seen this? [Re: Rockhound]
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Interesting and I've never seen it.
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#3241202 - 05/07/13 10:43 AM Re: Anybody seen this? [Re: Gravey]
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I shot a bird in Oklahoma a few years ago that had that on it. Don't know what it is, but I ate the bird, didn't get sick, and the disease (if it is one) hasn't spread to other birds in that area according to my buddies that still hunt there. Probably just some benign growths
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#3241233 - 05/07/13 11:31 AM Re: Anybody seen this? [Re: Hunt 365]
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I sure hadn't ever seen or heard of it!
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#3241368 - 05/07/13 02:20 PM Re: Anybody seen this? [Re: PinchPoint]
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Could it be possible that bird had been shot before?
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#3241379 - 05/07/13 02:42 PM Re: Anybody seen this? [Re: Roost 1]
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My money is on Avian pox. Have a picture of his feet and legs? How do they look?
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