Help.. I think its Mareks

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

  1. standardbanty

    standardbanty Songster

    Nov 8, 2008
    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 Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    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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