Hi, I have posted on here before a few times about mycoplasma and some troubles that I have had and also offering advice to others through my experience with it. I have recently been looking at it again and seeing if there is not a vaccine available for this for small backyard flocks.
Well I don't want to be too hasty but apparently there is!
It's called LS-50 and more commonly found in America. You can vaccinate chicks by giving it in their water for the first 7 days of life and then again at 4 weeks of age and apparently you can give them a booster annually. The dosage is 2 gram per gallon.
Now I was going to allow all my future chicks (which are raised for meat) to just get immune to it but as it slows down their growth and lasts for such a long time I am now considering this route. I know there will be a few others interested in this if you breed for what ever reason or breed for shows.
Touch wood but this is the only illness I have had to deal with since having them in September last year and I must say I have had enough of this myco and my poor chooks are obviously not as happy as they should be. The first members of the flock are now immune (or seem to be at least).
You can also get LS-50 without a prescription, I only found one seller on the Internet in England and I think
it's about £20.00 for 75 gram.
So I have not tried it yet as only found the info yesterday but thought I'd share it for those who have also been looking for this. Sorry if it has already been mentioned or explored in another thread. And please anyone let me know your thoughts on this