Help.. I think its Mareks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by standardbanty, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. standardbanty

    standardbanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a question. I have a pullet with a paralyzed leg.I think its Mareks. She dosnt drag it but just hops. I took her away from the other three pullets she was with. If Mareks did indeed spread when shall i see syptoms in other pullets?
    She has been pralyzed for a bout a week now.

    Thanks for the help and advice.
     
  2. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is Marek's Disease, it's likely that your other birds got it the same time that your sick bird got it, Only a few birds will show symtoms; most are natually immune. If, by some chance, they weren't exposed at the same time the incubation period is two weeks, that's the earliest you will see symptoms. There is a treatment for Marek's Disease. I have it on my site, linked in my sig, Poultry health > supportive therapy > green treats and homeopathic remedies
     

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