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.fieldcasestudy.com See our other videos for learning materials. Bird Flu Symptoms in japanese quail, with no vaccination. and, See Pathological Lesions at the end of video. Video for learning materials. These are Coturnix Japonica Quails, reared to produce eggs. and Male quail reared to produce meat. these Quail kept in battery cages, in a house, and generally quail kept with conventional systems. Compared to raising chickens, raising quail costs only a small infestation. Thus, some people underestimated, and many farmers actually think that raising quail only as a side business. Thus, there is no very special attention to make good production management, one of which is a good biosecurity program. Thus, in the current season avian influenza outbreaks, many quail farmers suffered economic losses as a result of this disease. Quail Mortality can reach 100%. But in reality, they will keep coming back raising quail, because it does not require great expense to restart. On this farm there in 2500 quails, reared in a room of about 30 square meters. Quail kept with system battery cages, each cage containing 25 quails. These quail aged 70 days, were never vaccinated against bird flu before. The quail is one types of birds are susceptible to avian influenza viruses, especially H5N1 virus. within 14 days, mortality reached 100%. Although the mortality rate is high, but there is little difference compared to cases of H5N1 infection in chickens, especially broilers. In broiler chickens without vaccination, to kill chickens in 2500, the same virus only takes no more 7 days, if the chickens were reared with the same system. I assume, chickens are more sensitive to this virus compared to quail at the condition without immunity or antibodies. Perhaps this needs further research. These are the symptoms of avian influenza H5N1 virus infection, virus clade 2 point 3 point 2 on the quail. Quail looks depressed, dull hair, at first glance like symptoms Gumboro case or coccidiosis in chickens, but the difference, this happens very acute and sudden death occurs. Case starting from a battery first, and then spread to the other battery. In quail, neurological symptoms are not observed significantly. This contrasts with the case of influenza in chickens or ducks. In ducks, neurological symptoms very easily encountered. But in quail, often obtained eggs without shells. This is an acute disease indications. In chickens, eggs without shells rarely occur in the same viral infection. Pathological symptoms, very similar to flu cases in layer chicken. The lesion is found in egg follicles, and haemoragis in abdominal fat. But very many quail that died without significant pathological lesion. In quail, a vaccination program against avian influenza is not common. The vaccine industry is still focused on making the vaccine for chicken industry. Not yet for quail. So very many quail breeder did not vaccinate their quail. In fact, in some breeders who have made vaccination using vaccines for chickens, cases of influenza still occur in their quail. It needs further research, how to achieve optimal protection through vaccination. this is learning materials for vet college and breeders. 鳥 インフル 鳥 インフルエンザ 鳥 インフルエンザ 症状 鳥 インフルエンザ と は 鳥 インフル インフルエンザ の 症状 インフルエンザ ワクチン 農業 養鶏 場 養鶏
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
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.
We found out our baby chickens weren't vaccinated at the hatchery so we vaccinated them today. it is best if chicks are immunized from day one as Mareks is very widespread, very contagious, has no cure, and ultimately fatal to bird that contract it. Here is the procedure we followed - http://www.backyardpoultrymag.com/how_to_vaccinate_poultry_chicks_for_mareks_disease/ Here is where we got the vaccine - http://www.jefferspet.com/products/md-vac
How to treat and prevent Coccidiosis in chickens In this video, we discuss the treatment of a common, and sometimes deadly disease that occurs in poultry. Prevention primarily consists of helping your flock build up their immunity to the disease beginning while they are chicks. Treatment is not difficult, but should be done as soon as the first signs appear. Read our article about how to create a contagious disease bio-security plan. http://www.tractorsupply.com/know-how_pets-livestock_chicken_how-to-create-a-contagious-disease-biosecurity-plan
My birds are healthy but i found a great deal and couldn't pass it up. so i will use this in an oral form not through Injections.
Meet Sunflower, a rescue hen who arrived with a horrible case of scaly leg mites and mystery growths on her inner legs.
Use a very thin rubber band (the very thinnest kind). Cut it so you have a long stretchy string. Then tie one end around one ankle and leave a long piece/end sticking out. Then tie the other ankle with a loose knot leaving about an inch between legs so that the feet stay under the body. After you tie a loose knot around the second ankle you then tie that end of the "string" to the tied off other end of the string. So under the body the string is tied to istelf. That way as the chick runs and walks around they don't manage to pull the rubber band knots too tight on their ankles. If you don't tie the ends of the string to the other end, the chick will walk and it will pull the rubber band and possibly tighten the knots around the ankle. With this method the chick can learn to walk. It gives them mobility but keeps their feet under their body. After about a day, they will be running and walking with it like all the rest. Check the knots often just to be sure they don't pull tight on their ankles and leave it on for about a week. Supposedly works every time. Source: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/41693/spraddle-leg-splay-leg-treatment-instructions#post_2555523
A very short video on how to vaccinate day old chicks for Marek's disease.