MG and MS in flock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenButt100, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. ChickenButt100

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    Hello, last year I lost lots of chickens in just a few short weeks, so I called a vet to come and look at them. She said they had MG and MS, and she said there is nothing to do for MG and MS. I am still having chickens pass very unexpectedly, is there maybe anything I could do?

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    MG and MS both make carriers of the flock. They are chronic diseases caused by mycoplasma, and can come back whenever a chicken is stressed. You cannot get it out of your flock unless every bird of all species is gone. It only lasts in the environment for 2-3 days at most. It can be assed through hatching eggs. Tylan 50 injectable is frequently used to treat outbreaks to help symptoms. Oxytetracycline, Gallimycin, and Denagard are other medicines used to treat it, and Denagard is used by many as a preventative once a month to help prevent outbreaks.Here are some articles that you may want to read:
    http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/pou...lasma_gallisepticum_infection_in_poultry.html
    http://umaine.edu/livestock/poultry/mycoplasma-gallisepticum-faq/
    http://www.gapoultrylab.org/wp-cont...coplasma handout for Backyard Flocks 4-12.pdf
    http://www.hobbyfarms.com/livestock-and-pets/mycoplasmosis-in-chickens.aspx
     
  3. ChickenButt100

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    Thank you! I'll read those.
     

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