What happens if I vaccinate a chicken that already has fowl pox?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bedste, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If my friend has a chicken who is already showing signs of pox and I vaccinate her..... what will happen?


    What if I vaccinate a chicken that already has pox and is showing no signs?
     
  2. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    they are immune after getting them~

    If it has it and you vaccinated her, i would say you wasted a shot [​IMG]

    Some might disagree though [​IMG]
     
  3. Grace

    Grace Out Of The Brooder

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    The APA has some helpfull articles on vaccines.
    http://www.amerpoultryassn.com/health1.htm

    If you read the above link it states not to vaccinate sick birds unless they have
    Fowl Pox or LT.
    It also says that the vaccine can be used as a treatment during an outbreak.

    Hope that helps.
     
  4. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you very much. I think my friend might be absolutely right in wanting to vaccinate her sick birds. She has already lost 3 or 4 and she may actually have the wet pox. It is so hard to make the right decision for your birds and we all just do the best that we can.

    This link helped a lot. Thanks again. It will give my friend a glimmer of hope!
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Dry pox will not kill them. If they died, the infection had migrated to the mucous membranes.
     
  6. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Now this has me wondering.
    I read this one: http://www.firststatevetsupply.com/poultry-health/fowl-pox.html , which says that vaccinating a chicken already showing symptoms of fowl pox will likely kill it.

    Does anyone know who has it right?

    edited to remove the comma from the end of that link. should work now.
     
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  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    You can ask a vet, but Pete Brown has many years of knowledge about chickens and health related issues. Without fairly convincing data to the contrary I would trust what he says.
     
  8. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:For posterity, Pete Brown is the one who says that vaccinating sick chickens will likely kill them.

    Thanks, Sonoran Silkies!
     
  9. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Guys!
     
  10. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Read this one too.... Good Grief. This is one of those times where you gleen from the experts and make an executive decision.

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps030
     

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