Hi Carol, I asked my husband, Ton Schat, who is an avian immunologist working with chickens as well as wild birds, to answer your question. He suggests discarding the seed that is in the feeders and disinfecting the feeders with 10% bleach for 1/2 hour, then wash with plenty of soap and water. And, stop feeding so the infection does not continue to spread to the feeder again and to other birds.
Good luck! Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu ________________________________ From: bounce-123755503-8866...@list.cornell.edu <bounce-123755503-8866...@list.cornell.edu> on behalf of Carol Cedarholm <cceda...@gmail.com> Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 7:57 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Avian Pox Virus Hello all, I have a mourning dove with avian pox virus sores around its beak coming to my feeders. Am I correct that this is very contagious to other birds? Should I stop filling my feeders? Thanks, Carol Cedarholm -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --