antibiotic withdrawn

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by perrymom47, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. perrymom47

    perrymom47 New Egg

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    i gave my chicken tetracycline hydrochloride soluble powder and corid mixed in water, given to my chickens for 5 days. wasnt sure what was wrong so covered both issues. i lost my chicken and is was egg related, on the tetracycline it said do not use on chickens producing eggs for human consumption. i thought there would be a withdrawn so i could eat my eggs sometime after the 5 day treatment. now i cannot fine any info on it anywhere, i dont know it i will ever be able to use my eggs or know, any info would be great as i just dont know, help!!!!
     
  2. hapichickenz

    hapichickenz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, sorry your flock has been ill. I'm new here certainly not a pro, but I'm giving one my girls Tetracycline Hydrochloride also and was wondering how long I had to wait before eating her eggs & found this page from the FDA on someone else's thread

    http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary...lDrugProducts/FOIADrugSummaries/ucm118116.htm.
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    FDA says 4 days calls it "withdrawl time" Folks here on BackyardChickens refer to it as 'toss eggs".
    Hope that helps. Best of luck. Susan
     
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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Many chicken people use tetracycline drugs on their chickens for respiratory diseases. The usual egg withdrawal time is 21 days from the last dose.
     
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  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I though this was interesting:

    Oxytetracycline

    There are many papers looking at egg residues from oxytetracycline treated hens. Oxytetracycline
    is approved for laying hens in Canada. Soluble powders labelled for use in the drinking water at
    doses of 190mg/gallon to 424 mg/gallon have a 60 hour to 5 day egg withdrawal respectively.
    Since there is no tolerance for oxytetracycline in eggs in the US, a longer withdrawal interval than
    Canada’s recommendation would need to be observed for extra label drug use of oxytetracycline
    in laying hens.

    Chlortetracycline

    Chlortetracycline is approved for laying hens in both Australia and Ireland. In Australia,
    chlortetracycline is labeled for use in the drinking water of chickens up to 60 mg/kg/bw
    for up to 5 days with a zero day egg discard period. In Ireland, there is a medicated feed
    containing chlortetracycline to be fed to layers at a dose of 20 to 25 mg/kg bodyweight
    for 5-7 days with a 4 day egg discard. Since there is not a tolerance for chlortetracycline in
    eggs in the US, the withdrawal interval for any eggs undergoing regulatory inspection would
    need to be extended to allow residues to deplete to a level below detection.

    http://www.usfarad.org/drug-wdi-faqs.html

    -Kathy

     
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  5. perrymom47

    perrymom47 New Egg

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    thank everyone for the information, just talked to my horse vet and said because of the hydrochloride goes into the eggs and i noticed that the warning said chicken producing eggs had no withdraw, that is why i started questioning, i alreadly used it on all chickens thinking is was a virus. from know on i will read all lables before using. thanks again everyone. there is a tetracycline without hydrochloride . im gonna check it out.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    @perrymom47, ask your horse vet to submit a withdrawal request for you. The form is here: http://cafarad.ucdavis.edu/farmweb/index.aspx

    -Kathy
     

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