Thankx for the info.Have you heard of Lasota Vaccine?Everyone says it's an important vaccine..How can i avoid that particular diesease for my chicks?Hi, hope you are enjoying BYC!
There are NO vaccinations that can be given at this age and be effective that I know of.
Most common vaccines are for coccidiosis or Marek's.
Coccidiosis can be avoided by not over crowding your brooder, keeping it dry and clean, and keeping the water poo free since that is how it is spread. There are coccidia in every chicken poo. It is ONLY a problem when there is a bloom and they numbers grow out of control. Corid is the treatment to use if this happens. Some people use medicated starter feed which a LOW dose of amprolium (corid) mixed in as a preventative. But if conditions get right they may still need to use a treatment dose.
Marek's vaccine MUST be given shortly after hatch to be effective. I personally WON'T have Marek's vaccinated birds at my place since it does NOT prevent them from catching it but just masks the symptoms IF they do get it, allowing it to live on among your flock. The vaccine generally stops the tumors from forming that cause the paralysis that makes it's presence known. Vaccinated bird can still catch and shed Marek's without people noticing. Birds may be slowly wasting or more easily succumb to other things like parasites. Many other things can look like Marek's including nutritional deficit.
I see now that you are in India... I don't know what is available to you there. Nutrition is KEY to so many things... if you can get a formulated chick or chicken ration, that would be my biggest suggestion to maintain good health.
But NO... none of my chicks are vaccinated. Bringing in unknown birds would be the biggest risk to giving yours something that may not already be at your property. I know things can be carried by wild animals as well... but the risk SEEMS less than bringing in other poultry... still, no wild bird feeders that attract extra animals to your yard in one good method of deterrent to the best of our ability.
Oh i see....Maybe you may know it as Newcastle disease..?I'd have to google that one; it's nothing I've heard of in the USA. You should be able to get good information about it there, at least from your veterinary college or poultry experts.
Many of us here have day-old chicks vaccinated against Marek's disease, and also have unvaccinated birds. Some of us have Marek's disease in our flocks, and some of us don't; it depends on biosecurity and good luck!
Oh i see....Maybe you may know it as Newcastle disease..?
So Lasota vaccine is to protect against Newcastle disease; I did just look it up!
We don't vaccinate here; it's not prevalent, and it's controlled by 'test and slaughter' to keep it out of our flocks.
Right now there's an exotic Newcastle disease outbreak in California, (far from me!) so those folks are not having a good time.
Oh.. So it occurs only among a large commercial flock and improbable to occur among a clean small flock(I have 12 chicks)?So I did some more reading; Newcastle vaccine might be used in commercial flocks, but us small flock owners don't use it. There's no reason for it out here.
No, it CAN and DOES occur in small flock and has nothing to do with cleanliness.Oh.. So it occurs only among a large commercial flock and improbable to occur among a clean small flock(I have 12 chicks)?
Does every chicks in the US undergo 'test and slaughter'.. Just curious