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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CarriBrown, Jan 23, 2008.
It was Marek's disease. How do I protect the rest of my flock?
Oh Carri I am so sorry and I have no idea but I will pray for you and your flock.
Marek's? It didn't present like Marek's at all, did it? Uh, oh. I think, if I'm not mistaken, that you'd have to vaccinate for it, but that diagnosis surprises me.
Here is a link for you about it: http://www.shagbarkbantams.com/page9.htm
Quote:Me too... but the state doesn't lie (well... it does but you know what I mean!). I'm going to call my vet right now and see if I can get a vaccination.
Ouch.. .good luck... that's one odd result. Hope it didn't get mixed up wrongly.
I think you'll have to vaccinate every bird from now on with this disease because it's a carrier disease.
Is there a test you can have done on the others? to kinda confirm? Becasue they would be sick or carriers of it - right?
I don't know the signs and symptoms very well...
Ask your vet if he/she can test for it.
Cyn is correct from what I know of it. Also you are to sanitize your coop because it is spread through feather fluff and dander. It can be carried on the wind and infect birds on neighboring farms without having to have made contact by bird to bird.
New birds and new hatchings should be kept away from the older birds until they are 5 months old as well as be vaccinated for the disease.
edited to add - It is not spread through eggs so new hatches won't have a natural immunity.
Why is it weird? Just wondering because I know ziltch about Marek's.
The results, word for word:
1. Marek's disease
2 Multisystemic Lymphoid neoplasia involving many organs (heart, liver, kidneys, visceral organs, lungs, airsacs).
Mixed flora isolated from liver, spleen, abdominal cavity
No Salmonella sp isolated
Negative SND/AI PCR
The bacterial infection was secondary to the primary neoplasia. No Salmonella sp isolated for this chicken and avian influenza were negative."
Now, I figured she had a bacterial infection based on the fact that her cavity was swollen, red and full of fluid. I am very concerned about the Marek's, though, and I have a call in to my vet to ask about vaccinations.
This is what I found on thepoultry site