CRD dormancy time

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chiknranchr, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. chiknranchr

    chiknranchr Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have an idea of how long CRD can remain dormant? Its been over 3years ago that I had a CRD infected flock in the barn, I culled the flock and nothing has been in there for over 3 years now. I have some turkeys that need a home in the barn yet I'm a little worried about CRD still dormant in the barn any suggestions or previous experiences would help.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Mycoplasma gallisepticum (CRD) and coryza live just a few days, and after cleaning a coop you can get chickens after 2 weeks, so I think you are good. I would probably use 10% bleach and water, Oxine, or other good disinfectant to clean. Here is a reference: http://umaine.edu/livestock/poultry/mycoplasma-gallisepticum-faq/
     
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    chiknranchr Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info Eggcessive! Its been a while since The disease was there but I'm still going to give it a good disinfecting, thanks again!
     

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