Will I always be contaminated and contagious?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by EggyErin, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. EggyErin

    EggyErin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that I treated for what I think is CRD. I had a rooster that died a couple of days ago with blue wattle and comb. No breathing problems but maybe it was the same thing. Am I always going to be contaminated if all my flock are carriers? Am I contagious to other birds?
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Here's 2 links for you explaining what the symptoms are for CRD. Scroll down to Mycoplasma Gallisepticum (MG.) It will also explain everything you need to know about treatments etc...Good luck.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps034
     
  3. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please read the link on my signature line regarding diseases and worming your flock. I would take a dead or dying one in for necropsy so you know for sure.

     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012
  4. luvinrunnin

    luvinrunnin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for posting that!

     
  5. EggyErin

    EggyErin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Prof. Dawg and Flowerchild. Those were extremely helpful. I had planned to deworm in April so I'll move that up a couple of weeks. I'll use valbazen. I deworm twice a year but with the warmer winter I can see where worms would be a problem earlier.
     

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