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Is SULMET safe for ducks??

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I was going to treat my older hens that are 2 years old. I noticed some bloody droppings in their coop this morning. I was going to put the 1 tablespoon in a gallon of drinking water and use this as their only drinking source for 3 days. They are acting fine ( that I can see ). But the problem is that I have (2) 7 month old ducks living with them. Would I have to separate them from the chickens? I noticed on the SULMET bottle it says for chickens and turkeys. Would the ducks OD considering that they drink more. The bloody poop can very well be the ducks also, so I don't know. Any help would be appreciated.. Thanks!

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post #2 of 6

It's listed here http://www.drugs.com/vet/ducks.html for ducks, but no dosage info or specifics...  they only talk about chickens and turkeys.  I'm betting Duck people on BYC will know! 

IF for some reason they don't and you can't call the vet to ask, there's phone numbers listed for the manufacturer... I don't -ALWAYS- trust the people on the phones in cases like that though, but maybe you could call and see what they say and how they say it?

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post #3 of 6

you have to be very careful with that product and ducks.  they drink much more water and can be over-medicated.

ducks don't get cocci.  it's probably your chickens.  and bloody poop doesn't always mean cocci.

get the poop analyzed by a vet if possible.  then you'll know what the cause is.

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Thanks sooo much, I figured it would not be too safe for the ducks as they do drink much more. I have them separated now. Ducks are mad at me somad  But its only for 3 days. Where I am, the vet in town does not know much about poultry. There are farms everywhere! I am going to go to one of the local farms and see who they use. I have never had any problems with the chickens until now. (Hope I did not jinx myself) barnie Thanks again for the replys!!

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i sure hope it all works out. 

ducks sure can let you know they are 'not pleased!'  lol

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post #6 of 6

I would avoid all coccidiostats with ducks and geese.  Waterfowl are all carriers for coccidiossis, but it rarely harms them.  They are incredibly resistant to it.

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