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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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We started with 15 chickens and are now down to 11 and a 5th

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We started with 15 chickens and are now down to 11 and a 5th one is showing the same symptons as the others we loss. They all start having a leg problem and limp, then become immobile and the leg sticks out when they lay down. We took one to the state diagnostic lab at Auburn University but they have not reported to us yet but now we have another one showing the same symptoms and we are afraid we are going to loose the all to whatever this is.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Sandra, those are the symptoms pathognomonic (specifically indicative) of Marek's disease (herpesvirus). Please see the excellent synopsis of this disease and then return to our conversation with further questions or concerns:!mareks-disease/c1qzk

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Sandra,

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

Dr. Michael Salkin