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Help!! Marek's Disease??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Gallina8, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady

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    Ah, I had missed the corn comments. I am so thankful you were more observant than I was Haunted55!! Yes, this is very suspicious too! I would absolutely stop feeding that corn. I've also read broccoli is very beneficial, along with very dark leafy greens if you have them such as kale. Kale is often recommended for parrots suffering from aflatoxin poisoning so I imagine it would work well for chickens as well.
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    That's a tough one. I got it thru a pullet from a breeder. Many people I'm around don't seem to have a problem, or the problem is gone. Probably because after a while you only have carriers who are not symptomatic. I don't think it's any more prevalent than in other parts of the country.

    It probably has more to do with how many different places a person buys chickens from.
    It seems that more birds become symptomatic at certain times of the year. I think spring is one of them. I've also found that exposed young birds, vaccinated or not seem more prone to getting coccidiosis.

    The best thing anyone can do is vaccinate day olds or buy vaccinated day olds from a hatchery. And be careful not to miss signs of coccidiosis.
     
  5. casportpony

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    Marek's in California is one of the most common causes of death that the State Lab sees.
     
  6. SilkiesnFrizzle

    SilkiesnFrizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed on the coccidiosis, the nice warm, wet humidity help that along here. I always use medicated chick feed, and have amprolium on hand as well for the adults. The one thing that I watched helplessly was fowl pox, poor birds. Now, I vaccinate for Fowl Pox and a friend of mine and I are going to be vaccinating our flocks for Mare ks soon. Just don't want to take the risk. The reason I asked about here in central FL is because any time that I have tried to ask people about it around here ( not on BC) they just brush my questions to the side, or tell me to get a Turkey!
     
  7. casportpony

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    Call this guy:

    Gary D. Butcher

    [​IMG]Professor

    Avian Diseases Extension Specialist
    Large Animal Clinical Sciences
    [email protected]
    PO Box 100136
    2015 SW 16th Ave
    Gainesville, FL 32608
    352-294-4390
    FAX: 352-392-3029
    Education

    • Diplomate, American College of Poultry Veterinarians, 1992
    • PhD, Avian Virology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1987
    • MS, Avian Pathology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1984
    • DVM, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1981
    • BS, Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1980
    Honors and Awards

    • Person of the Year, Florida Poultry Federation, Recognition for Outstanding Service to the Florida Poultry Industry, 2003
    Research Interests

    The primary focus of Dr. Butcher’s extension program involves providing technical support to the Florida Poultry Industry and related avian industries. Activities include on-farm visitations, poultry necropsies and sample evaluations (histopathology & serology), and consultations. The program at the University of Florida is primarily to provide direct support to the industry in Florida; however, international work in support of IFAS’ International Programs Mission and the University’s Mission toward globalization is undertaken. A statewide Salmonella monitoring program has been developed in association with the Florida Poultry Federation. This proactive program permits identification of Salmonella-infected farms and provides recommendations on eradication procedures. Research efforts have been directed toward recombinant vaccines to combat poultry diseases including Newcastle disease, Gumboro disease, Marek’s disease, and infectious laryngotracheitis. Vectors have included virus and plants. Work is also being conducted on transgenic chickens.
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  8. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X's 2!!!! This is the absolute truth!
     
  9. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes and onions are another good one. Can chickens have onions? I know mine steal them from the garden but that doesn't mean anything. Raw, diced, that way the sulpher isn't cut by cooking. Garlic is another.
     
  10. Haunted55

    Haunted55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spring...you hit that right Seminole. I just lost one of my roos sometime during the night. Marek's survivor.
     

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