Virulent Newcastle Disease in SoCal

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by Whiskey the goose, Oct 14, 2018.

Does the flu vaccine being advertised really work for my geese?

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  2. No, the vaccine will make your geese sick.

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  1. Whiskey the goose

    Whiskey the goose In the Brooder

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    Hello from sunny southern california.
    I volunteer at a local animal shelter and I am aware that the Newcastle dieses Is reported back in our neighborhood. I remember last time we saw it in town it killed off all birds in town. None were spared, it was something out of a horror movie. I have an 7 month old African & a 5 month old Buff goose.
    My question is does the flu vaccine being advertised really work for my geese?
     
  2. PattyNH

    PattyNH Songster

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    Do you mean human seasonal flu vaccine?
     
  3. IamRainey

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  4. Whiskey the goose

    Whiskey the goose In the Brooder

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    Newcastle Disease Vaccine, B1 Type, B1 Strain, Live Virus
     
  5. Amatsuhono

    Amatsuhono Chirping

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    The Vaccine is not 100% effective and needs to be given repeatedly. Just make sure if officials are asking to test your birds and you've given them the vaccine, that you let them know before testing.
     
  6. 3006mv

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    If you can find a vaccine it may help, but depending on the strain of disease it may not. Waterfowl are less susceptible to Newcastle.
     
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  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia John 3:16

    Any updates on if it's been contained?
     
  8. IamRainey

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    Here's the latest news I can find. And here's another one that says it's made it's way into at least 1 commercial operation.

    Are you concerned about it in NC?

    I guess the key continues to be good biosecurity and notifying the authorities if the disease is detected in a bird. From the first article:

    In addition to practicing good biosecurity, all bird owners should report sick birds or unusual bird deaths to state/federal officials either through their state veterinarian or USDA’s toll-free number at 1-866-536-7593.
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2019

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