Originally Posted by Knock Kneed Hen
Originally Posted by Davian
Do you have a Tractor Supply anywhere close to you? If so, they do sell Penicillin there...at least they do at the ones in VT. CA might have different laws though...Vets wont give out prescriptions without seeing the animal here either...which does make sense overall but can be annoying when you dont want to pay $50 just for a Vet to look at your chicken for 5 min. Thats assuming your vet will even deal with livestock.
Yes, that's where I went today. . . . no Penicillin. Wish there was an online source.
Edited by Davian - 10/16/11 at 7:40pm
I don't know how long the turnaround time is though...even with priority shipping it would probably take at least a few days. I also dont know how they'd ship it as it needs to be refridgerated.
Side story: I'm currently dealing with a sick bird (from a roo attack, see my post on this board) and I tried to call my local e-Vet for some Baytril before going the route of giving my own penicillin injections and they were super rude with me. I called them up, explained the situation and straight out told them I simply didn't have the $150 they would require just for bringing an animal in for a visit. I even told them exactly what I needed and what dosage. After they conferred with the doctor, they came back with the standard "We simply cant do it, you NEED to bring her in for us to do it. I then asked "well, can you at least tell me what antibiotics would be good for a bird that I could get at Tractor Supply as I'm driving there now...would penicillin, duramycin, etc work?" They got nastier and said "Look, we cant and wont give a prescription over the phone!" I responded with "I'm not asking for a prescription, just an educated opinion" and still nothing so I just said "Thanks anyway" and hung up. So sad that they wouldn't even give any advice. My personal Vet has been great with advice and I wish his office was open Saturday when I decided I needed to start her on antibiotics. That's the difference between the E-Vet in our "city" area and the small town I live in I guess.