MM Sick Chicks Official Diagnosis In...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MNKris, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. MNKris

    MNKris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The official diagnosis is AE. The diagnosis was extreme and obvious in my 10 birds according to the VDL at the U of MN.

    Tested
    Hatched on 2/9/08
    Tested Positive, all standards size
    Buff Rocks
    Araucana (EEs)
    Partridge Cochins
    Blue Cochins

    Hatched 3/1/08
    Tested Positive, all standards size
    Buff Rocks
    Araucana (EEs)
    Partridge Cochins
    Blue Cochins

    AE is a reportable disease in MN and The MN Dept of Animal Health and MM have been/will be notified.

    edited to fix spelling errors.
     
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  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    What is AE?
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Avian Encephelomyelitis
     
  4. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kris
    thanks for posting your results,
    I'm thinking I will get the same results.

    Have there been suggestions on how you should proceed with the chicks you have? future chicks etc?

    CS

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    I'm expecting the same dx - just waiting....
    the questions pressing on me now.
    1 - how long can chicks exposed or sick/recovering shed virus?
    2 - how long does the virus say active in the environment?

    thanks...
     
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  5. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
  6. MNKris

    MNKris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just what everyone else has already said. As you should always do, and as we did, keep birds separated, chicks under 8 weeks are most at risk. I would have been more than crushed if I wou would have lost my BC and Wheaton Marans chicks.

    Once infected, and survived, the birds are immune and after they are over the illness they will not pass it on. Healed hens will pass good antibodies onto their chicks to prevent another outbreak. Because you have infected birds, it is not a reason to destroy healthy ones.

    Most importantly, in my case, my vet said "THIS IS NOT YOUR FAULT". It has nothing to do with how I took care of these chicks. Chicks may heal, but likely will not thrive. I am going to try keep "Tard", the partridge cochin with mental problems alive and there is a Cuckoo that I am going to try also. The others I am going to have husband destroy.
     
  7. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I am so sorry you all are having to deal with this and losing chicks. [​IMG]

    I am curius, is MM compensating for the testing, etc?
     
  8. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your post,
    when I get home from some appts later today I'm going to strip everything down, put the chicks in a crate. clean, clean, clean and spray things down with Virkon.

    the one BIG error I made early on is that I composted the litter from the first 7 days with the chicks before I had moved them to a bigger brooder.
    since then the litter has gone into the trash. Our trash goes do an incinerator that produces electricity so I feel it is a good place to dispose of the contaminated litter.

    thanks again,
    CS
     
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  9. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this something they should vaccinate for? And if there is, has there been a problem with the vaccine?
     
  10. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Read the old posts. There were ten bazillion of them, all with good info.
     

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