suspected Mareks lost a chicken today help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pheobe_nz, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Pheobe_nz

    Pheobe_nz In the Brooder

    Nov 18, 2009
    New Zealand
    I have had a sick chicken she was about 18weeks
    I hatched her from fertile eggs
    She started to limp on left leg took her to vets and they said injuiry but could be mareks treated her with antibiotics and steroids and seperate her and limit movement so she could heal.Was at vets thursday and she seemed a bit better well today she couldnt even stand anymore and her wing had dropped to the side,
    Vet thinks Mareks so had her put to sleep
    I didnt have postmortem done but they are pretty sure
    So now I have my other chickens at risk aged 18 weeks to 18months
    So can I get hold of Vac for mareks and treat incase?
    No others showing signs at all vet suggested vac and Im trying to sorce vac now.
    Just wondering when most info says to vac day old chicks
    with mine other hens not showing signs of Mareks but are high risk can I vac now?
    Thanks for any advice info
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Songster

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
  3. Denisemomof4

    Denisemomof4 In the Brooder

    Jul 29, 2011
    did you vet feel swelling in the liver and lymph nodes? Did he/she check?
  4. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chirping

    Jul 29, 2011
    Quote:i would listen to this advice hope you find out [​IMG]

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