Where can I get mycoplasma vaccine & other questions

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pebblessix, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. pebblessix

    pebblessix Out Of The Brooder

    We have some eggs hatching in about 2 weeks and I have been looking into vaccines. This is something we have not done before. I have been searching for a mycoplasma vaccine, but have not had any luck on how/where to purchase. I also want to vaccinate for newcastle/bronchitis, AE/fowl pox, laryngotracheitis and bursal. These are the vaccines in the MM catalog. Can all these vaccines be done on the babies without making them sick? Are there any other vaccines I have not thought of? I have some folks interested in my chicks. I have never sold/given any of my chicks away before and want to be certain I am passing on healthy birds. Any recommendations etc.??? Thank you.
     
  2. tim_TX

    tim_TX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Talk to your veterinarian. Note that some vaccines, such as ILT, are restricted in some states. Your vet should be able to sell you the vaccine as well as counsel you as to the proper age to administer, booster schedules, and vaccination techniques.
     
  3. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Number one vacc for chicks is Mareks. It is not $$$ but has to be used up within 1 hr after combining. Jefferslivestock.com has many chicken vacc's. MG BAC Mycoplasma vacc is pricy at 88.95 but it is 1000 ds and is pricy anywhere. PM me if you want that one, I might be able to help. Mareks is only 9.95 for 1000 doses. You can also divide it up into 4 parts if you know how.
    Mareks, aswell as many vacc's does not stop the actual virus, but stops the symptoms that make it deadly. [​IMG]
     
  4. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

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    if u have never done them before u should research things good before u consider it and know how to administer them ect. alot of vacs can be bought online but some states it is illegal to ship to or administer them if u r not a vet.

    all vaccines r shipped with instructions, they will say at what age and method to adminiseter them, boosters ect. some of the ones u have mentioned should not be given to them if there is not an outbreak those r live virus vaccines and highly contagous and can cause an epademic if they r not quarenteined and done right. personally if someone wants vaccinations it should be up to the new homes to do it and what they want, jmho.

    the only one i'd reccomend as a baby is mereks and cocci's if they have one for that. if u r a small back yard breeder who doesn't show or bring in alot of birds from poultry swaps/sales ect u don't need the others u listed if the flock doesn't have it. that's way to many vaccine for a chick and some of them can't be done on birds less than 4 weeks old it could kill them. there is many vaccines available out there, more than what u have listed and it gets expensive too. states like mine do not require any vaccines unless it is for show we r mandated to ILT vaccinate for show only, however i give other vaccines also so they r protected from shows or when they come home from them i don't have to worry others will catch something.
    silkie
     
  5. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    If your birds have Mycoplasma, there is a good chance that the eggs you hatch are immune, yet carry that virus. I have been looking into these subjects for a while now. If you give them the vaccine, you will have carriers.
    From what I understand, Maine is all I can speak about, I was told that it was almost a 99% probability that my birds are positive for MS/MG. I will not show mine, nor take them from my property, so strict bio-security to prevent any more disease to run my flock.
    The wild birds, chickadees, wild turkeys etc have MS/MG and spread it to our birds. One of the only ways to prevent it is to have them tested, negative and then put them in an enclosed building with strict Bio-Sec.
    Basically, the hatcheries that we get our birds from- be it large or small hatcheries, they do not test for MS/MG only pullorum/typhoid (NPIP tested) birds.
    These virus' will not "kill" your birds, yet can affect egg laying, CRD etc. Stay away from Commercial "battery" hens for laying, they carry many injected forms of these diseases along with ILT- a nasty condition that will leave you with real problems.
    Oh, and if you look at the emergency/illness/cures section on this site, most of us have MS/MG and people have not culled (why bother at this point) and it has been spread to all corners to USA- dunno about Alaska or Hawaii!
    There is a link below by my name on 1 of the articles I've been muttering and typing about these diseases. I hope to someday write a paper on it, oh, write to your state Veterinarian about your concerns, as its a health issue that we need to address in the US.
    Be well, Good luck and take care!
     
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  6. ashelt

    ashelt Out Of The Brooder

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    I am really confused about this. My chickens were sick, I took them to the vet, He said it was MG--he gave them draxxin inj for 5 hens, then gave my tylan 100 powder for the rest of my flock (19 total). He did not do any testing...Everyone is better now.....
    This is my question...turns our we have a rooster that we thought was a hen, my husband wants to give him away, ALSO I want to expand my flock, sooooo, Is that rooster (never got sick or showed any signs) going to get another flock sick? AND if I bring in other chickens, will they get sick, since my chickens were sick (they arent sick anymore). ALSO, after the 30 days of throwing away the eggs since they were on tylan, can I eat the eggs after that?

    I am a new backyarder, love my chickens, would like a few more, soooooo confused!!!
     
  7. Mon27

    Mon27 Out Of The Brooder

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    I really wish there where an answer to the last question!! Exactly what I want to know! :)
     
  8. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    The rooster could be a carrier and would infect a new flock.
    Tylan soluable powder has a 1 day withdrawal period. Tylan injectable has a 7 day withdrawal period.
     
  9. Mon27

    Mon27 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!
     

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