Mareks vaccine is recommended for the vaccination of healthy one-day-old chicks only, to aid in the prevention of the signs and lesions of Mareks disease. Give subcutaneously only (injected into the bird). For vaccination, an automatic syringe with 22- to 20-gauge needles, 3/8-inch to 1/2-inch in length, is recommended. Make certain that all equipment is sterilized and change needles frequently. Inject each chick subcutaneously with 0.2 mL (two-tenths of a milliliter) of the vaccine. Inject into the back of the chicks neck by pinching the skin.
This ships on Mondays and Tuesdays only. You can overnight or special request a different ship day but you must call in.
Vaccine arrived warm. I'm not sure why ground shipping 3 Day was not sent in a styrofoam cooler. I received the vaccine wrapped in bubble wrap with the melted ice pack in a paper envelope.
Smaller would be better
We need this vaccine to protect our smaller flock, so having to get it in a 1000 dose bottle was kind of crazy. Perhaps the mfg would make 100 dose bottles for backyard flocks. That would be much more cost effective. I hope this will give our chicks protection. Last year I lost several very nice show birds to Marek's and that was not a cheap loss! So this year, we'll be vaccinating and hoping for the best.