safe to collect eggs?
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Do you mean Oxytetracycline? I believe the withdrawal period on eggs is 5 days. Do not feed eggs back to the chickens.
But, in a practical sense you should be fine eating the eggs after 15-30 days from the last dosage, withdrawal periods in Canada where it is an approved antibiotic is only 5 days...
Edited by MeepBeep - 4/13/16 at 8:30pm
Spook, I think you are right on that, and I would never sell such eggs, but tetracycline treatment is relatively routine for certain medical conditions. I am allergic to the penicillin family of antibiotics so for me the antibiotic of choice when needed has always been tetracycline with absolutely no side effects. Since Doxycycline has become so expensive and difficult to access it is being more frequently used for the long term treatment of Lyme disease in dogs.
Lets go with everyone is right here.
Not FDA approved, so the vet was correct.
But it does work. (Hastily looking at reference)
Lets go with Meep Beep and say 15-30 day wait time.
However, if you begin to glow, or all your teeth fall out
would you please let us know so we can adjust the ruling?
I have a question, I to be on the safe side placed some Oxytiatyciline powder in my laying hens water bc I was worried a few of them were sick I separated the few and everyone got some when I called a local vet to ask how long to wait till we can collect the eggs to eat he said never !!!! I hope this isn't true if so I just ruined all 50 of my laying hens
Well I thought you could use some help so I got out the word as consumable eggs is a worry for me also and you need to book mark these people as you never know what you will need down the road ans how were @sourland, @spookwriter, @MeepBeep helpful yes