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mareks disease shots

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by hstgonzo34, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. hstgonzo34

    hstgonzo34 New Egg

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    Should you get this shot when ordering from a hatchery, mcmurray doesnt say but ideal recomends not getting it. What is every body opinion.
     
  2. HenSpa

    HenSpa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Coming from someone who's fighting it in her flock, get the vaccine...
     
  3. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you get it you will need to vaccinate all new bids with it, meaning any birds you buy from lets say a breeder that have not had the vaccine. Someone correct me if I am wrong. [​IMG]
     
  4. K7 Menagerie

    K7 Menagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The tiny cost of the shot is well worth the investment, especially compared to how much it would cost you if the disease invaded your flock.....
     
  5. hstgonzo34

    hstgonzo34 New Egg

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    Thanks that is what I thought. I just never bought anything from Ideal before, I just bought meat birds from mcmurray and got the shot for them, but ideal said that they do not recommend it for small flocks. So I thought I would ask the fine people of BYC, and get my answer. Thank you all.
     
  6. Momo

    Momo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not necessarily recommended for small flocks because they're less likely to be exposed to the disease, but I lost most of my small flock to it. Get them vaccinated!
     
  7. horsejody

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    We have been hit with Marek's and I strongly recommend the shots!
     
  8. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is Mareks disease?
     
  9. horsejody

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    Quote:Marek's disease is one of the most common chicken diseases in the world. There are different types. The most common type is the paralysys kind. That is the kind that the vaccine protects against. The disease is worldwide and found almost everywhere in the outdoor environment. It is caused by a herpes virus.

    edited because I can't spell today
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2008
  10. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, a form of the herpes virus that affects poultry? And is found in the soil? Right?
     

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