Can I give the Marek's dz vaccine to 20 week old pullets?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mfjohnson, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. mfjohnson

    mfjohnson New Egg

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    We just went through a difficult 2 week period that claimed the life of one of our girls, a 20 week old EE. She had the classic symptoms of Marek's and it progressed like I feared it would. However, on the bright side, the four others appear to have escaped it, or at least have so far.

    I was wondering if it is OK to give the others the subcutaneous vaccine that is for sale from Jeffers? It has it listed for "day old chicks" but I have heard that you can vaccinate older ones. Any thoughts?

    Thanks!
    Mike
     
  2. gina4animals

    gina4animals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry this is not an answer to your post, but I need to know something. Where can I find the classic symptoms of Mareks so I can see if that is what my chick has??
     
  3. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    mareks vacine must be given at day 1

    it cannot be administered anytime after that
     
  4. WI FarmChick

    WI FarmChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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