Antibiotic question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by k9trainer, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. k9trainer

    k9trainer Out Of The Brooder

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    I have recently treated two of my hens for some ailment. I still don't know what it was but Tylan 50 and Teramycin cleared it up. I treated them for four days. I don't expect them to lay for another 3-4 weeks, but is there any kind of risk with eating the eggs? I went ahead and left the teramycin in the waterers until they emptied. What are some of your thoughts?
     
  2. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure, but if the product is approved for poultry there should be a "withhold" period listed on the label.
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you don't know the withdrawal period, I would wait at least a month after they have completed the meds before consuming eggs. JMO According to a chart I have...

    Terramycin is meat-7 days and eggs - 24 hours. Tylan has meat with no withdrawal period and is not approved for poultry laying eggs for human consumption. That's a bit confusing.

    Jody
     
  4. k9trainer

    k9trainer Out Of The Brooder

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    So with the Tylan should I not eat the eggs at all? ? Would you think a month is safe enough?
     

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