Marek's, new and vaccinated, but still scared

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by seminolewind, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    My flock is Marek's exposed from 2 years ago. I didn't know it until I got new chicks a few months ago and they all died. Now I have hatched new chicks, and vaccinated them, but I am still scared.

    Would anyone recommend vaccinating twice? Or is twice overkill?
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Any thoughts or opinions?
     
  3. boogiedog

    boogiedog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have vaccinated them shortly after hatching, and before exposure to other birds, you probably are going to be ok. You may want to keep them seperated for a few weeks - I'm not sure how long it takes for immunity to build after the vaccination. You may want to check with the vaccine manufacturer on that (or google). I don't think a second vaccine would make a difference - I think immunity will build just fine on the .2cc dose.

    I share your fear - I just innoculated my first batch of hatches two days ago and am worrying about everything from did I get it enough in and properly to what if they have a vaccine reaction. So far, they look great and I figure they need to brood for at least a couple more months before heading outside so I am going to trust that I did the best I could and that they will be fully immune by the time they feather out and go outside.

    Good luck! Breathe...
     

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