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New chicken owner mycoplasma galliseptum

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by west8thchickens, May 4, 2013.

  1. west8thchickens

    west8thchickens New Egg

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    What a mess people! I've never had chickens before. Bought 6 production reds from a guy full grown birds. One got sick within a week. Sent her off to state for necropsy and the preliminary report indicated that it was something only affecting that bird. Bought 4 more birds black Australorps to replace her and for extra eggs. It's been 1 month and a half since I bought the reds. Never have had an egg from the reds and the blacks produce an egg each per day. So here is the problem, the state just finished the final report yesterday and the sick chicken had mycoplasma galliseptum. Really don't want to kill my girls. I don't have a desire to breed. Just want eggs to eat and give to my family and neighbors. So what should I do?
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    You have 2 choices; treat or cull. Since you've pretty much decided to treat your birds, I recommend Denagard. Denagard specifically treats mycoplasma diseases in poultry. It can be purchased from QC Supply. There is an initial treatment dose of 16cc's per gallon of water for 3-5 days. Then there's a monthly preventative dose of 8cc's per gallon of wayter for 3-5 days. There is no egg withdrawal using denagard, there is a 2 day slaughter withdrawal. Here's a link for you to read about denagard:
    http://denagard.com/pig-poultry-public/en/index.shtml
     
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  3. mg15

    mg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I have this website bookmarked because it has good pictures. this web address provides info on the MC
    http://partnersah.vet.cornell.edu/avian-atlas/search/disease/504
     
  4. west8thchickens

    west8thchickens New Egg

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    If I choose to treat my girls from what I understand they will not be real long lifed chickens because of the immune system suppression aspects of mycoplasma. Am I correct about this?
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    It depends on the severity of the strain of MG. I recommend the denagard if you're going to keep them.
     
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