Fowl Pox Vaccine – Poxine

fowl pox vaccine poxineVaccinate your  flock against Fowl Pox disease with Poxine, now available at Pasturas Los Alazanes.  Poxine is used in the vaccination of healthy chickens 6 weeks of age or older and of healthy turkeys 8 weeks or older, for the prevention of avian fowl pox. The vaccine contains live fowl pox virus.

Dosage and Administration

Poxine is recommended for vaccination against fowl pox in chickens 6 weeks of age or older and at least 1 month prior to coming into production. Poxine is recommended for vaccination of turkeys 8 weeks or older.

This vaccine is also recommended for the revaccination, at 12 weeks of age, of chickens that have been vaccinated earlier than 6 weeks with another vaccine for the prevention of fowl pox.  For wing stab administration method, give one dose of vaccine per bird.

What is Fowl Pox?

The disease is slow spreading. It is recognized by the characteristic pox lesions on the comb, wattles and non-feathered parts of the body and/or in the upper respiratory and digestive tract. The affected chickens show poor weight gain and a drop in egg production.

Fowl pox is spread by biting insects as well as direct transmission. The virus can survive for years in the pox scabs.

If layers are threatened by fowl pox occurring near by and are not adequately protected, vaccinate chickens immediately with Chick-N-Pox. This vaccine can be given to hens in lay, without the risk of causing pox or affecting egg production.

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