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I know this is an old thread, and I know the core message (and one I agree with) is "antibiotics when not specifically needed are a bad thing to use and cause resistance/superbugs that we are going to be helpless to fight"......but.....I think we need to clarify that Rooster Booster is not a "bunk" or snake oil product that preys on the weak and stupid new poultry owner.  Hygromycin B (the antibiotic in question) kills worms.  Simple as that.  Is it safer (in terms of avoiding the creation of superbugs) to use something that is not in the antibiotic realm? Yes.  I think advising one of the other classes of wormers is wise.  But when talking about if this product trying to pull the wool over peoples eyes with no measurable effectiveness....I think a lot of the early posts in this thread seem to be knee jerk reactions.  Playing devils advocate, ANY of the wormers we use run the risk of the worms developing resistance.  ****** if we do, ****** if we don't. 

 

EDIT:  Who knew this site auto-redacts swear words!  Hahaha.  Amazing.  My last sentence was the classic "darned if you do, darned if you don't"  :)

 

Edit 2:  It seems like the more recent version sold does not contain bacitraycin anymore.  Maybe that will settle the concerns some have?  I agree that bacitraycin is not really something that should be in a wormer.....


Edited by paneubert - 4/21/16 at 3:59pm
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Originally Posted by paneubert View Post
 

I know this is an old thread, and I know the core message (and one I agree with) is "antibiotics when not specifically needed are a bad thing to use and cause resistance/superbugs that we are going to be helpless to fight"......but.....I think we need to clarify that Rooster Booster is not a "bunk" or snake oil product that preys on the weak and stupid new poultry owner.  Hygromycin B (the antibiotic in question) kills worms.  Simple as that.  Is it safer (in terms of avoiding the creation of superbugs) to use something that is not in the antibiotic realm? Yes.  I think advising one of the other classes of wormers is wise.  But when talking about if this product trying to pull the wool over peoples eyes with no measurable effectiveness....I think a lot of the early posts in this thread seem to be knee jerk reactions.  Playing devils advocate, ANY of the wormers we use run the risk of the worms developing resistance.  ****** if we do, ****** if we don't. 

 

EDIT:  Who knew this site auto-redacts swear words!  Hahaha.  Amazing.  My last sentence was the classic "darned if you do, darned if you don't"  :)

 

Edit 2:  It seems like the more recent version sold does not contain bacitraycin anymore.  Maybe that will settle the concerns some have?  I agree that bacitraycin is not really something that should be in a wormer.....

FYI, come 1-1-2017, hygromycin B will not be available OTC. 

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AnimalVeterinary/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/UCM465054.pdf

 

-Kathy

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Originally Posted by casportpony View Post
 

FYI, come 1-1-2017, hygromycin B will not be available OTC. 

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AnimalVeterinary/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/UCM465054.pdf

 

-Kathy

 

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