My bird has the bird form of Mycoplasma, help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fairyloop5, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Tesumph

    Tesumph Enabler

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    @Fairyloop5 no one is going to force you to cull your chickens, but you must understand that sometimes that’s the only option besides watching them die a painful death. No one likes to euthanize animals here, we just want what’s best for them.
    That being said, is there any way you can find a vet who will see chickens to run some tests to figure out what’s going on?
    Or, can you save one of their bodies and send it off to a lab so they can do a necropsy?

    I’m sorry this is happening to your flock.
    In the meantime, you’re going to have to pause your plans for showing in 4H until you can rule out infectious diseases. It would be very sad and irresponsible to spread illness to anyone else’s flocks.
     
  2. Fairyloop5

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    I know. I’m probably not going to get in now anyway because of this.
     
  3. Fairyloop5

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    Should I just start my flock over?
     
  4. aart

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    Get your bird(s) tested, then decide.
     
  5. Rammy

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    As others stated above, find a vet that can test to determine what is going on. If it is MG, what you do is up to you.
    There are many helpful articles online about how to disinfect your area for this. Dont forget to disinfect shoes after or before going to feed stores.
    If you do decide to treat you would have to be extra vigilant on your biosecurity.
     
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  6. Fairyloop5

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    I don’t wear shoes outside, lol.
     
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  7. Rammy

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    Disinfect your feet. It stays on surfaces for 3-5 days.
     
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  8. Fairyloop5

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    Lol, I wear boots a lot, will they be fine?
     
  9. Texas Kiki

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  10. Fairyloop5

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    I have some.
     
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