Marek's disease is an infectious disease of poultry caused by a herpesvirus that attacks nerves and causes paralysis or initiates widespread tumor formation. Should you be worried? It is something that can happen, but doesn't always happen. I have only seen very little of it in the last couple years of farming. Like most things this video is to try and help educate just so you can keep an eye out, not because you should be constantly worried. Learn who the poultry vet for your area is and what resources you have available just in case something bad happens. For more information you can visit: http://web.uconn.edu/poultry/poultrypages/ and http://farmmarketingsolutions.com
http://www.keepingchickensnewsletter.com This video gives an overview of coccidiosis in chickens and shows how devastating just one bird with Coccidiosis can be to an unprotected flock. It includes some archival footage of chicks with coccidiosis showing symptoms of the disease as it progresses which some may find upsetting. The best protection is prevention : good sanitation coupled with a medicated chick feed or vaccination.
This is how I vaccinate for Marek's. I'm not a veterinarian. Just a backyard chicken farmer trying to keep my flock healthy. Please visit us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/HeavenlyFeatheredFarms
Here is what we did do cure our hen from a respiratory problem she had. I would NOT recommend to jumping straight to antibiotics first. Do your homework, research, and talk to local experts and consult a Veterinarian if your unsure of what to do. You can buy the VetRx here..... http://amzn.to/1tPK2uk See & Hear in previous video of our Sick Chicken http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxEFj1SOauk More reading material below... http://hencam.com/henblog/2013/07/duramycin-and-laying-hens/ http://www.farad.org/publications/miscellaneous/LayingHensEggResidues.pdf http://www.uspoultry.org/faq/faq.cfm http://www.ceunes.ufes.br/downloads/2/julienchiquieri-Antibiotic%20Residues%20In%20Poultry%20Tissues%20and%20Eggs%20%20Human%20Health%20Concerns.pdf http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps029 http://www2.ca.uky.edu/poultryprofitability/Production_manual/Chapter20_Issues_affecting_the_US_broiler_industry/Chapter20_Antibiotics_in_current_use.pdf http://www.durvet.com/dl/Durvet-Poultry-Brochure.pdf http://www.goodwinol.com/pdfs/poultry.pdf © Brandon Marshall. All rights reserved. Any unauthorized broadcasting, public performance, copying or re-recording will constitute an infringement of copyright.
Raising chickens can be a lot of fun. They are interesting to watch and children enjoy working with them. They are also practical, offering eggs and meat if you wish to raise them as a protein source. But like all animals, they do need a bit of care to keep them happy, healthy and productive. This video examines five common diseases you may experience with your home chicken flock. [Chicken/Avian Pox, respiratory diseases/Avian flu, bronchitis, internal and external parasites]] To get more details and resources on chicken diseases, read our article The Five Most Common Disease of Home Raised Chickens at http://theweekendprepper.com/raising-animals/the-five-most-common-home-raised-chicken-diseases/ Check us out at http://www.theweekendprepper for fascinating articles about preparing for emergency situations - big and small. And be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter Prepper Tips to keep abreast of the latest in prepping.
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Bumblefoot is an infection of the feet of chickens. The pads of their feet swell up and become scabby and pussy. They can be treated by cleaning them, using iodine to disinfect them and then applying magnesium sulphate paste. www.self-sufficientinsuburbia.blogspot.com
Helping newly hatched chicks with deformed and crippled feet so they can have a full life free of pain. They can be straightened out with a few days of treatment using bandaids to straighten the little feet out.