Mareks survivor

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jccarpenter0001, May 27, 2008.

  1. jccarpenter0001

    jccarpenter0001 New Egg

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    I have a recent Mareks survivor and was wondering if it was necessary to keep her away from the rest of the flock forever or can I reintroduce her as soon as she is healthy enough? Thanks for any reply.
     
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    She will always be a carrier and will spread mareks on and about your farm as long as she lives. The virus is spread in the feather dander as well as body fluids.

    Even if you seperate her from the flock her dander can catch the wind and spread.....
     
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    They've probably already been exposed anyways...
    I'm glad that she survived.
     
  4. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Your flock is already exposed. Reintroducing her won't harm your existing birds. However, you will need to be sure that all future birds are vaccinated as chicks and properly quarantined before they are exposed to any of your adult birds. That means buy them from a hatchery and have them vaccinated or hatch them in an incubator and vaccinate them yourself. Then keep them away from your adult birds for the week or so while the vaccine takes effect. Don't let your broodies hatch them because the chicks will be exposed.
     

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