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Are you aware of any therapeutic value for Vitamin E against

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Are you aware of any therapeutic value for Vitamin E against the neural symptoms of Marek's disease in 16 week old pullets ? If so, what level do you recommend in water treatment?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

While a vitamin E deficiency could potentially look like Marek's, avian encephalomyelitis, encephalomalacia, Newcastle's disease, and a vitamin B1 deficiency, we don't know of any value for vitaimin E when addressing Marek's disease. There should be adequate vitamin E in a high quality pullet diet. Adding a balanced vitamin supplement to your birds' water shouldn't be necessary but wouldn't be harmful when restricted to a few weeks. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?


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