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


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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
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