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Thymol Fowl-Poxvet: The Best Fowlpox Medicine


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Last Sunday, November 15, our farm caretaker called and told me that one of our Dominant Blue hens has severe fowlpox (bulutong sa manok) on her nose and her left eye has already closed. I even asked Joseph, our caretaker, why he is only telling me now. He said he did not notice because the infection was so fast that it wasn’t noticeable in the past couple of days.

Usually, we do not use drugs. We always use raw shrimp as our main treatment but because of the weather condition, there is no available prawn or shrimp in our local market. I don’t want to let another day passed so I asked our local poultry supply what will be the fastest remedy.

The store gave me 3 tablets of Thymol Fowl-Poxvet for P12 and told me to give the chicken one tablet each day for three days. I sent the tablets to my assistant and told him the same. I searched online later and found out that Fowl-Poxvet is available online for P140 per bottle of 50 tablets.

We’ve been growing chickens for more than a decade but I never tried using drugs on fowlpox because we never experienced a major problem on this. As I mentioned we always use shrimp and is very effective.

Early this morning, my caretaker told me that the infection was totally removed and the left eye of the chicken looked like nothing happened. I then purchased one bottle online because I know that other chickens could be infected due to changing weather.

Based on online data, Thymol Fowl-Poxvet has the following descriptions and indications:

Prevention and treatment of fowl pox, principally in young chicken. Promotes better health and lower mortality. Treatment and prevention of Dove’s pox should not be taken orally, it must be diluted in water or as prescribed by a veterinarian. For birds more than 3 months old, 1 tablet each day for 3 to 7 days depending on the severity of infections.

If you are far from the city and has no immediate access to a veterinary store, you can refer to this article: How to Treat Fowlpox (Paano Gamutin ang Bulutong ng Manok)

There is another brand of Thymol, the Thymol Mothyl – X which is used mainly by gamefowl breeders. So far we haven’t tested this one yet.   Contributed by Randy de Jesus – Baliuag, Bulacan

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