buy, ship, use marek's vaccine?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kim_NC, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    Anyone ordered marek's vaccine and had it shipped?

    jefferslivestock.com has the vaccine for $9.95 with Sterile Diluent. They say it's shipped with ice packs. They also offer an optional insulated container for $3.00.

    It has to be kept cold then? Someone fill me in or share your experience with mail ordering Marek's vaccine.

    Also - what size needle & syringe do you prefer?
     
  2. Ryu

    Ryu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I order Marek's from Jeffers.

    I get the extra insulated container. The insulated bag is nice for cooler weather, but with it getting warmer ( and I don't want to pay for overnight delivery) I'd get the styrofoam. I also pay for an extra ice pack. I store the virus vial in the refrigerator and the sterile diluent at room temp.

    It says on the instructions that you can use 20-22 gauge needles to vaccinate. My experience is that is too large. I use 18-20 gauge needles to make the stock but vaccinate with 25 gauge needles.

    I buy tuberculin needles (1 cc syringe and a 25 gauge needle), pull up a full 1cc and innoculate 5 chicks with it and throw it away. I also use alcohol prep pads to moisten the chick down and disinfect the injection site.

    It's not hard at all. I get help holding the chick, so I just have to concentrate on the vaccination.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Marion

    Marion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you mean that you use 1cc per chick or use 1/5 of a cc per chick Ryu?
     
  4. Ryu

    Ryu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1/5 cc or 0.2ml per chick.

    I draw up 1cc of vaccine in the syringe, and that's enough to do 5 chicks (1cc=1ml).
     
  5. Zgoatlady

    Zgoatlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2009
    Enumclaw, WA
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    So can you only do one day old chicks? I just have 3 week old BC and would love to get them done. But cant now?
    Thanks
    Cheri:/
     
  6. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    Yes you can as long as the chicks are not exposed to older birds prior to vaccination. I brood in the house and vaccinate up to a month old, but the chicks have no contact with the older birds outside. Check out my website and I have a tutorial on how I do the Mareks vaccination. I use the same needle for all the chicks I do in one shot. I have about 30 to do here before too long and I use the same needle for all then throw it out.
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I vaccinated mine for Mareks with a 30 gauge. (I have an "in" with syringes [​IMG] )
     
  8. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    Quote:Smoky, would you leave a link to the page with your tutorial. I actually saw that mentioned in another of your posts yesterday - but then I couldn't find the page. (I did enjoy my visit though. [​IMG] )

    Thanks everyone for your replies & help.
     
  9. Kim_NC

    Kim_NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    Mt Airy, NC
    Oh, I forgot this ?.....

    Don't you have to keep them separated then for something like 10 days?
     
  10. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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