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Other Names: Red Skin, Erysipelothrix Infection, St. Anthony's Fire
|Isolate the bird from the flock and place in a safe, comfortable, warm location (your own chicken "intensive care unit") with easy access to water and food. Limit stress. Call your veterinarian.
|Oral or intravenous penicillin is the antibiotic of first choice. 1,000,000 U/gal in drinking water for 4 or 5 days to all birds in the flock. Treatment is usually required for 10-14 days.
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