Marek's vaccine

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Frannabelle, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Frannabelle

    Frannabelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can the marek's vaccine be given to adult birds? Or is it only for day old chicks?
    Just wondering...
     
  2. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    Yes, it can be given, but it is unlikely to be useful. It needs to be given well prior to exposure. How old and why?
     
  3. Frannabelle

    Frannabelle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My flock ranges from 1 1/2 year old, 7 mos, 4 mos and 2 mos.
    my 7 month olds were vaccinated, but not the others. I did lose a hen in Sept., my vet was quite sure it was mareks.
    As for why, just was thinking that maybe I should. No one else is sick or anything like that, just wondering if I was neglectful in not doing so when they were hatched out.


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