adult chicken vacciantion ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by haloybarzafr, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. haloybarzafr

    haloybarzafr New Egg

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    hi everyone , I've just purchased 15 hens for in-fertilized egg production , can i vaccinate them ? and if i vaccinate for which disease ? doses ?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Where do you live? Some people only vaccinate for Mareks, and sometimes coccidiosis in chicks. If yours are grown hens, they are too old for that. The only other time vaccination is needed, is when they live in a flock where mycoplasma, bronchitis, or other respiratory diseases may be common due to past exposure. Most people just don't vaccinate, but I do like the Mareks vaccine, since one never knows if the disease may be problematic in one's area. Vaccines are available online through sites such as Jefferspet and ValleyVet. Contact your state vet for info on what vaccines may be needed in your area. Here are some links to click on for more info:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps030
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/03/answers-from-chicken-vet-on.html
    http://www.usaha.org/Portals/6/StateAnimalHealthOfficials.pdf
     
  3. haloybarzafr

    haloybarzafr New Egg

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    thanks , i'm living in iraq ,and there is no any flock , so i have prepared a new coop in an area without rearing any animal previously , i understand that mareks vaccine only given in day-old chicks and not given for hens but what about IB and ND can i start vaccination ? actually i don't about bacterial diseases because i'm following a good bio security program ,what i concern is fatal viral diseases?
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    You can indeed vaccinate for both IB and NCD - at least thats what I have been told by vets here.
     
  5. haloybarzafr

    haloybarzafr New Egg

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    thanks for all i decided to vaccinate hens at the time of receiving in the house by ND-IB combined vaccine the inactivated one and repeating every three months
     

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