Medicated feed after Marek's vaccination?

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  1. specklesmom

    specklesmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My one week old chicks have been on medicated feed, although I did have them vaccinated for Marek's. Does this mean their vaccination no longer gives them any protection? Should I change to regular feed or is it too late? I read somewhere that MannaPro was supposed to be good feed so that is what I bought-not realizing that since it said "medicated" on the bag it might cause a problem with the vaccination.
     
  2. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Marek's vaccine is not affected in any way by feeding medicated feed. Totally separate issues, so no problem. Mary
     
  3. Wxguru

    Wxguru Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the medicated feed only helps to lower the chances of coccidiosis
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Marek's vaccine is specific for Marek's disease, a viral illness.

    Medicated feed as a rule has amprolium, a medication to inhibit the growth of cocci, a parasite. The're separate issues, so you're good.

    I think the confusion comes in that there is a vaccine for cocci, and if you have that given you're not supposed to give the medicated feed.
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    What she said [​IMG]
     

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