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  Rooster with Frostbite  

This rooster (shown at right) was brought in to Littleton Animal Hospital for evaluation due to severe depression, anorexia, and discoloration of the comb and wattle. These symptoms occurred after a period of extremely cold winter weather and high winds. The diagnosis was acute frostbite. The rooster was treated with IV fluids, pain medications, topical therapy of the comb and wattle, and syringe feeding. After a few days, the animal was released to its owners for further care. We have since heard that the rooster is very healthy and crowing loudly. It did have some permanent damage and loss of tissue as a result of the frostbite injury, however.