Can I vaccinate against Avian Pox AFTER I see it in one of the girls?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bedste, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should I go ahead and vaccinate the 5 - 8 weekers in the flock of 32 birds after ONE bird shows signs of Fowl Pox?
     
  2. Zoey

    Zoey Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, They suggest not to vaccinate the birds that have it, but you can do all the others. It is a slow spreading virus, so you can stop it's spread. Keep the waterers cleaner too...

    It is suggested to throw away the eggs for 2 weeks after.

    I had 10 with the pox, and vaccinated the other 50, stopping it in its tracks.

    You should seperate the birds with the scabs, as they are extremely infectious, until it is completely healed.

    It is a live virus, and once mixed you have 1 hour to work with it. Don't clean the needle , or wipe the birds with alcohol first , as you will kill the virus and no immunity will happen. Just dunk the needle in the purple stuff and stab it through the wing web, and do one after the other...

    In a few days after they have been done check for a swelling/scab where you stabbed them to see if it took. (follow the package directions carefully)
     
  3. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so I can use ONE needle for all 32.... do you know of a youtube or something that I can watch to learn how to vaccinate and which feathers I am supposed to pull out
     

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