How to get Marek's vaccine in the US?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TeenageRooster's Dad, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. TeenageRooster's Dad

    TeenageRooster's Dad Songster

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    Prescription required? The equine version doesn't require one, at least online. I'm sure Komifornia has an overrule. I couldn't find a source online, everyone seems backordered.

    What's the oldest the chick can be? I read a day-old and 3-4 days for "the vaccine to work".

    https://extension.psu.edu/mareks-disease-in-chickens

    Thank you guys!
     
  2. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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  3. TeenageRooster's Dad

    TeenageRooster's Dad Songster

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    Ha ValleyVet, used them many times, not sure why it didn't come up.

    They're 2 weeks old. I've been careful to not isolate them (they're in the garage). From what I read, the virus doesn't pass the egg barrier. Could be wrong. Worth a shot I think, no pun.

    Thanks!
     
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  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Sr Chicken Wrangler

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    I have vaccinated older chicks.. it makes no difference.. they can not be introduced to the virus until 10 days after vaccination is all.. I have kept chicks in the house and extra week or two so I had more to do at one time..

    It seems to work. No Maraks here anymore.
     
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