Newcastle reported near me, vaccinate or no?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Rae Scott, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. Rae Scott

    Rae Scott Out Of The Brooder

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    Fiance and i are in our first year of chickendom, and i was doing some vaccine research. We are doing a mix of hatching and buying chicks. The bought chicks will have been givem Mareks vaccines.

    In my research i found that a case of newcastles was found within a 2 hour radius of me. Now i dont know if i should vaccinate our hatched chicks for Mareks and Newcastles and the shipped chicks for Newcastles or not. What should i do?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    There are several strains of Newcastles disease. The exotic Newcastles virus is very rare, deadly, and usually not found in the US. However there are 2 other strains that are milder and less deadly. occasionally when a chicken is necropsied by a state vet, they may have one of the lesser strains. I would call the state vet's office to discuss whether they are actually seeing thisor not. If the case was in a wild bird, it might be less of a threat. Newcastles vaccine is available online through jefferspet.com in a spray form that is used in birds 2 weeks old and older. I have never vaccinated my birds for anything other than Mareks, and the chicks I have hatched myself haven't even had that. Anyway, I
    know it is something that you may want to research more, and here are some links about the virus and where to find vaccine info:
    http://www.merckvetmanual.com/poult...virus-infections/newcastle-disease-in-poultry
    http://articles.extension.org/pages/68126/newcastle-disease-in-poultry
    https://www.jefferspet.com/products/newcastle-disease-vaccine
    https://www.drugs.com/vet/newcastle-disease-vaccine-b1-type-lasota-strain-live-virus.html



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    Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory 8995 East Main Street
    Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 Phone: (614) 728-6220
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    Last edited: Apr 5, 2017

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