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Amprolium medicated feed?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Masonz75, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Masonz75

    Masonz75 Out Of The Brooder

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    is amprolium safe for ducks. I know that medicated feed isn't supposed to be used but I read that if It is amprolium then it is ok.
     
  2. Amykins

    Amykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't do it. I really don't know what an overdose of an anti-parasitic will do, but since ducks eat like little piggies, you are never supposed to give them medicated feed!
     
  3. needlessjunk

    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amprolium is what makes medicated feed medicated. It just isn't a good idea because ducks don't need it and it can be harmful.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Feed medicated with amprolium is safe for waterfowl.

    -Kathy
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Ducks and geese can get coccidiosis.

    -Kathy
     
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  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    needlessjunk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  9. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm sorry but what is the point in having chickens if you're going to feed them medicated feed? You might as well save your time and money and buy commercial!

    I raised five blue swedish ducks from ducklings and NEVER gave them medicated feed. Not one of them got sick or had problems.

    The first place to look when having problems be it mites, worms or other problems is in you poultry keeping practice. No amount of medicine will make up for poor husbandry.
     
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  10. casportpony

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