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Emu Vaccination Questions

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by RSH3, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. RSH3

    RSH3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Please correct me if any of this is wrong and please let me know if I left anything out.

    I live in Louisiana and would like to vaccinate my emu. If I understand correctly, I need to vaccinate for:
    1. West Nile Virus (WNV)
    2. Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
    3. Western Equine Encephalitis (WEE)
    Vaccines produced for equine are recommended. Emu receive the full/same dose as horses in the thigh muscle. For the WEE and EEE, emu get 3 injections 3-4 weeks apart the first year. In later years they get two injections, one in spring and one in fall.

    Questions
    1. For WNV, what is the routine? One injection? Are there subsequent boosters for WNV?
    2. Are there any other diseases I should vaccinate for? If so, how? What is the routine?
    3. Any other advice?

    Thank you,
    Russell
     
  2. birdeo

    birdeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you should contact Dr. Thomas Tully at LSU...he's an excellent avian vet and has extensive knowledge per working with Ratites.
     
  3. RSH3

    RSH3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Great! That's what I'll do. Thank you.
     

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