This video shows how to prepare the fowl pox vaccine and how to inject your chickens to prevent them from getting fowl pox. Fowl pox is most likely contracted by mosquito's and from infected birds. If you think you may have a chicken with fowl pox, separate the bird from the flock and contact your local poultry and livestock veterinarian because you will need to vaccinate your flock right away. A vaccine can be applied to the underside of the wing web to prevent your chickens from contracting fowl pox.
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How to Use fowl pox vaccine
"Fowl Pox Vaccine is for vaccination of healthy chickens aged 8 weeks or older, but at least 4 weeks prior to start of lay. When used as indicated, it will aid in preventing the clinical signs caused by the virulent field strains of fowl pox virus. Fowl Pox Vaccine is a chicken embryo propagated, freeze-dried, live virus vaccine for wing web administration in chickens. To prepare vaccine, pour half of the diluent into the vial containing the freeze dried virus. Replace the rubber stopper and shake the vaccine vial. Pour the partly dissolved vaccine into the diluent bottle to mix with rest of the diluent. Replace the rubber stopper and shake vigorously until the vaccine is dissolved completely. The vaccine is now ready for administration by the wing-web method. For administering the vaccine, hold the bird and spread the underside of one wing outward. Insert the double needle applicator into the vaccine bottle, wetting or charging both needles. Pierce the web of the exposed wing with the double needle applicator charged with vaccine. Insert the double needle applicator into the vaccine vial again and proceed to vaccinate the next bird. During vaccination avoid hitting large blood vessels, bones, and the wing muscles with the double needle applicator. Do not inject in any other site except the exposed wing web. Do not vaccinate within 21 days of slaughter or 4 weeks prior to start of lay. The vaccinated chickens should not be placed on contaminated premises. All susceptible chickens on the same premises should be vaccinated at the same time. If this is not possible, then strict isolation and separate caretakers should be employed for non-vaccinated chickens. Includes double needle wing web applicator" (Valleyvet.com, 2018).
Fowl Pox Outbreaks Spread Quickly
More than 32 million chickens are dead or have been killed to prevent the spread of the fowl pox virus which is sweeping the United States and has affected more than 15 states so far. Reference: http://news.yahoo.com/bird-flu-outbreak-hits-nebraska-poultry-farm-16th-204902887--sector.html
Refererences: Fowl Pox Vaccine for Chickens Hygeia - Poultry Vaccines | Poultry Health | Farm. (2018). Valleyvet.com. Retrieved 24 March 2018, from https://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=63c9bff7-0ae9-41a5-bce7-773d195ee78c&sfb=1&itemguid=ba5d6b40-4276-4d45-89b6-62d36fc6db5d&utm_content=42967&ccd=IFF003&CAWELAID=120295250000088342&CATARGETID=120295250000178859&cadevice=c&gclid=CjwKEAjw4IjKBRDr6p752cCUm3kSJAC-eqRtY8I_OCEjXoq05RB5rhX4T-s-XQ4cjTonyeFZj3jAbBoC5u3w_wcB