mycoplasma can it be passed to parrots?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TerryQui, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. TerryQui

    TerryQui Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps034

    Hi
    , This article was not very encouraging. Does this happen often to chickens?
    I have eggs in the incubator of my bird aviary. I don't want to put my birds at risk for this.
    Tell me what you know. Thanks. Terry
     
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  2. TerryQui

    TerryQui Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good morning. Does anyone know if this is a risk to my parrots? Thanks.
     
  3. chickengrl

    chickengrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mycoplasma is apparently very common in chickens. Sorry, I really don't know if your parrots can get it or not. Some veterinarians say 75-80% of small flocks have MG. It does cross through the egg to the chick in about 10% of a hatch. So it is not a for sure thing. SInce parrots are such very expensive birds, I think i would recommend calling an avian vet and finding out for sure. There is a way to treat the eggs with a Tylan bath that will kill the MG in the egg and then you hatch it. ALso, try changing your title to something like "can my parrots get MG", you might get some folks with better answers. Weekends are also rather slow on BYC so if you don't get the answere you need, ask again on Monday. I hope that helps! [​IMG]
     
  4. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    In an outside aviary I'd be surprised if they don't already...
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Depends on who you ask. There are many flocks in this country that are mycoplasma free due to serious biosecurity and care to boosting immune systems of their flocks. The only true way to know is have your birds tested.
     
  6. TerryQui

    TerryQui Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my parrots are not outside. I am looking at keeping a couple very small chickens inside though and I have chicks in the incubator that I want to raise up. They are the ones I was going to have but since Columbus City code is overly strict, I can't. Maybe I should not even keep them in my bird room though. Thanks.
     
  7. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    Oh it would depend on if they came to you clean then, if they start clean and stay inside you have really good odds.
     

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