So, you may have seen my post before where I explain how my flock inherited MG from a “hatchery” that sold me sick chickens. So far I have gotten the disease under control but symptoms keep popping up in another chicken every time one beats it. I have a few questions on how to proceed from here and I need some critiques on my current treatment practices. Let’s start with how I’m treating. I should mention that nearly all of the affected chickens are less than three months old. The first birds to show symptoms were isolated from the rest of the flock and treated with doxycycline with impressively rapid results. But since doxycycline is a little expensive locally, I switched to tetracycline for the new cases with less impressive results. I’m not sure if the drug is not as good or I am doing something wrong. The doxycycline tablets were dissolved in water and given as a primary and sole source of water for the affected chicks. The tetracycline, I can only find in an injectable solution which I use 400 mg per gallon of water. I have had a few chicken shake it at a much slower rate and right now I question if they weren’t just getting better on their own because I have one silky that just refuses to get better. Twice a day are use water and a towel to remove the built-up crud around her eyes so she can see long enough to eat but this method is now barely working. I really do not want to lose this silky as she is the sweetest bird I’ve ever had that follows my four-year-old around and snuggles in her lap. Please tell me what I am doing wrong. When ever I switched to the tetracycline, rather than treating and isolating the affected birds, I chose to treat the entire flock because I simply do not have the facilities to isolate so many at different intervals. So now the big question for me is how do I proceed once the contagion is under control. Since the disease spreads to the surrounding birds as well as new hatchlings, am I forever cursed with a flock of infected birds? From what I understand, this disease is treatable but not curable. Please tell me I’m wrong. OK, I’ll except that it isn’t curable but I don’t have the heart to cull my whole flock and start over not do I want to deal with this and antibiotics forever. Is there a vaccine to treat future additions? Is there a simple way to test the current birds in my flock so I can vaccinate them and mark them for future breeding? The grand question is how do I get back to a healthy disease-free flock?