Do peafowl get mareks, Can they be vaccinated?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by FrenchToast, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. FrenchToast

    FrenchToast "Draft Apple Ridge" a Bit from Heaven

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    I am thinking about getting some Peafowl chicks and was wondering if they are susepible to mareks disease?

    If so can they be vaccinated with the mareks vaccine you use for chickens?

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  2. FrenchToast

    FrenchToast "Draft Apple Ridge" a Bit from Heaven

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    Nobody???

    Nobody knows if peacocks should be vaccinated for mareks disease?



    Wow !!! Please let me know if they can get mareks. If so is it safe to give them the same mareks vaccine that you give chickens??



    Thanks much
     
  3. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know, but I have one peachick that is around 3-months old and plan to get a few more in the spring. The one I have isn't vaccinated, but I worry about him and would like to do the new ones if I can so I'll be watching your thread.
     
  4. FrenchToast

    FrenchToast "Draft Apple Ridge" a Bit from Heaven

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    Quote:When I vaccinated some new chicks last month I vaccinated the peafowl at the same time. Can't remember now where I read it but I read they can get mareks.

    They had no reaction to the vaccine. I know if the virus gets to them before the vaccine takes hold the virus wins and the vaccine won't work but what the hey, I was using the vaccine anyway and it might just work anyway.
     

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