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Vaccination Program for Turkeys a

Vaccination Program for Turkeys a

Age (wk)b

Market Turkeys

Breeder Hens

Breeder Toms

2–3

NDc B1-B1d or LaSota, DWe or spray

ND, B1-B1 or LaSota, DW or spray

ND, B1-B1 or LaSota, DW or spray

4

Hemorrhagic enteritis, DW

Hemorrhagic enteritis, DW

Hemorrhagic enteritis, DW

6

Fowl cholera,f DW (live) or SC (inactivated)

Fowl cholera, DW (live) or SC (inactivated)

Fowl cholera, DW (live) or SC (inactivated)

9–10

ND, LaSota, DW or spray

ND, LaSota, DW or spray

ND, LaSota, DW or spray

12

Fowl cholera, DW (live) or SC (inactivated)

Fowl cholera, DW (live) or SC (inactivated)

Fowl cholera, DW (live) or SC (inactivated)

15

ND, LaSota, DW or spray

ND, LaSota, DW or spray

ND, LaSota, DW or spray

18

Fowl cholera, DW (live) or SC (inactivated)

Fowl cholera, DW (live) or SC (inactivated)

21

ND, LaSota, DW or spray

ND, LaSota, DW or spray

24

Fowl cholera, DW (live) or SC (inactivated)

Fowl cholera, DW (live) or SC (inactivated)

26

Erysipelas, DW (live) or SC (inactivated) Pox, WWe

Erysipelas, DW (live) or SC (inactivated) Pox, WW

28

ND, SC (inactivated) Fowl cholera, DW (live) or SC (inactivated) Encephalomyelitis, DW

ND, SC (inactivated) Fowl cholera, DW (live) or SC (inactivated) Encephalomyelitis, DW

a Recommendations are for production areas where the diseases listed are common. In addition, other vaccinations may be advisable if previous experience indicates prevalence of certain diseases in the area. These may include turkey bordetellosis eye drop vaccine at 1 day old and in water or spray at 14 days old, or bacterin; paramyxovirus 3 and influenza A (prevalent hemagglutinin) at 26–28 and 40 wk old; erysipelas—live or killed products might be required for market turkeys, and repeated vaccinations might be required for breeders; and salmonellosis bacterins at 24 and 28 wk old.

b Recommended age at vaccination is an approximation.

c ND = Newcastle disease

d Spray ND vaccines should not be used for birds suffering from respiratory disease; in such cases and at that age, the mild B1-B1 strain vaccine could be used in water. Timing of vaccination depends on maternal antibody levels.

e DW = drinking water; WW = wing web stab

f Live fowl cholera vaccines should be used only in healthy flocks.