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Can a chicken with Mycoplasma be eaten?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by azhenhouse, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. azhenhouse

    azhenhouse Songster

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    I think I my might have a chicken with Mycoplasma which means that my entire flock could be infected. We were planning on culling 12 rooster, and I am wondering if it is safe to eat the meat of a infected birds.
     
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  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    If the birds are not showing signs of sickness, they are safe to eat. Mycoplasma is a respiratory infection and you discard the respiratory tract. And as always, make sure you cook your chickens properly.
     
  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Agree.
     
  4. azhenhouse

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    Thanks guys. I was feeling a little frustrated thinking that I was going to have to dispose of all these rooster, and not be able to use them/eat them.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    I'm not so sure... I'd send some blood off and have it tested for MG and MS.
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Poultry mycoplasma diseases arnt transmittable to humans.
     
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    that's good to know!
     

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