Infectious Laryngotracheitis is in my flock. 1 death so far

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ih66series, May 20, 2011.

  1. ih66series

    ih66series Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, by bringing in a new rooster about 3 months ago, I introduced the lethal disease of Infectious Laryngotracheitis. One of my Barred rocks died and all but the rooster and 1 Ameracauna have shown symtoms or almost died. I had an autopsy done by Penn State and they determined this. They are all on antibiotics. They have all but stopped laying and won't start again for 4-6 weeks. I am pretty ticked off about this whole thing. My flock will surive but will be missing several birds most likely and will be carriers for life. READ ABOUT THIS DISEASE HERE AND SAVE YOUR FLOCK!! http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
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  2. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    Im so sorry. I wonder if the owner of the roo knew about it or if it was brought in some other way. Did you seperate for a month? I think the even if you seperate stuff still shows up down the line. Good luck and hang in there.
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  3. ih66series

    ih66series Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The place I got the rooster from did not have any other chickens besides him. That was not his original home, though. I did not seperate him for a month. I just lost my second hen today. She was an Ameracauna and it looks like a Rhode Island Red is on her way to the same fate.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I am so sorry for all your losses.

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  5. FoodKillah

    FoodKillah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what a disaster, any thoughts of renewing your whole flock?
     
  6. ih66series

    ih66series Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've thought about it. I don't know if it's worth it. The hens are only 9 months old!
     

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