Avian flu and other diseases

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 688peterl, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

    506
    1
    141
    Oct 2, 2009
    do duck owners need to worry about bird flu and other diseases? can ducks be immunized against disease like dogs/cats can?
     
  2. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,703
    43
    228
    Jul 30, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    Small home flocks are far less susceptible to that kind of thing. They mostly spread in large operations where health is a secondary concern for the birds. Ducks aren't usually vaccinated, and don't need to be. Their natural internal temperature is feverishly high by most animal's standards, and so very few pathogens can live inside them. When they do get sick, it's usually (not always, but usually) due to mismanagement--poor diet, poor hygiene, etc.
     
  3. 688peterl

    688peterl Chillin' With My Peeps

    506
    1
    141
    Oct 2, 2009
    Quote:Thanks! I dont need to worry then because my ducks wont be mixing with others unless they somehow get into my garden lol
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by