Marek's Vaccine Question...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by leadwolf1, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been reading a lot about Marek's and the vaccinating of adult birds along with day olds. I am awaiting, still...it's been 2 weeks...for the results of necropsy to confirm the presence of Marek's in my flock. Until then, I have decided to vaccinate everyone just in case. However, the directions clearly state not to vaccinate chickens who have been exposed. What do you all think???? I want to do what's best and give all of them a fighting chance but I'm concerned about the precautions listed with the vaccine. Also, some of my chickens were vaccinated as day olds...what's the thought about booster shots? Any help/comments/experience would be appreciated. I would like to get this done tonight before another 3 day rain cycle begins...
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    I vaccinate everything that comes into my flock. Better safe than sorry.
     
  3. saritastar

    saritastar Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:This is also what concerns me. Mine have 100% been exposed. Obviously I'm no help, but I'm wondering what other people have to say.
     

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