Hi all: I found one post from a couple of years ago about this, but I wanted to start a fresh thread to see if anyone else has had any luck (or any feedback at all) about using the human anti-viral drug, Valtrex (or Valocyclovir) for Marek's? My sweet little EE pullet - she's maybe 5 months- started limping last weekend. I thought she had hurt her foot at first, but after doing some research and her condition getting worse (full left leg paralysis and she's really struggling to breathe,) I have come to the conclusion that it's Marek's. My heart is broken. After more research, and finding out that it's from a herpes virus, I thought about trying Valtrex. I searched online and really haven't found much info at all, other than a post on BYC from 2014, and one TEEENY medical study done on turkeys. Apparently, the drug reduced lesions in the turkeys that were infected. I have picked up the Valtrex prescription, along with some red marine algae, and I am going to see if I can help her. The red algae is supposed to be a great anti-viral treatment, that is specifically supposed to help with the herpes virus. The store only had one option, so I hope the algae strains that are in there are the ones that are the best to deal with the herpes virus. I wanted to know if anyone has had any luck with this Valtrex treatment (and/or the red algae,) and if so, how and what was your dosage? I am thinking of crushing the pills into a fine powder, mixing it with some honey (maybe maple syrup?) and water, and using a little dropper to put it in her beak. I broke open the red algae capsules and put some in her oatmeal, and mixed it with some little cut up chunks of watermelon to give her some options. She's more interested in the oatmeal. For now, she's quarantined. I had her in an enclosure in the grass yesterday afternoon, and I put her in a tub in the office overnight where she's been until this afternoon, after I got home from work. I am planning on dosing her and then letting her back outside so she can be in the grass. It seems to make her happier. Any and all feedback would be so appreciated. Thanks so much.