Do you think it's Marek?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dangerzone, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. dangerzone

    dangerzone Out Of The Brooder

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    Guys, I made a research on Marek's disease and found out a lot of things about it.

    Found that when a chicken is breathing, it's got Marek's. When lesions are present, it can be Marek's too. When health starts to deteriorate, it can be Marek's too.

    My chickens has the first two. It's been 2 weeks and still no signs of deterioration. Is it Marek's? What should I do?

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    when a chicken is breathing, it's got Marek's

    I am not sure what you mean here...but we can try to help.

    Have you had a necropsy done already? How do you know the chickens have lesions? With Marek's the lesions are probably not visible. The lesions manifest in the trachea, the inside of the eye, or on the brain stem.

    What, specifically, are the symptoms your birds are presenting?​
     
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  3. dangerzone

    dangerzone Out Of The Brooder

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    Did I say lesions? My bad, I'm sorry. What I meant was there are sort of like sores in the chicken's combs. They are breathing. Being paranoid with my chickens, I would like to believe it's Marek's. Going on 3 weeks now and they (the chickens) have shown no ill-effects with regards to their feeding habit and weight. I just hope they are resistant to such disease/infection. Is it possible? Or are they just going to drop dead anytime?

    Just asking. Really disturbs me.
     
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    It doesnt sound like Mareks. Black spots on the chicken's combs could be anything from scabs to fowl pox. We need more info so we can point you in the right direction. There is a sticky at the top of this forum you can read and fill out the questions. That would get us started. [​IMG]
     

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