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Antibiotics AND vitamin/electrolytes in water??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by smyers32, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. smyers32

    smyers32 Chirping

    Anyone know if I can put both products in the water at the same time? From what I know about antibiotics, I can't think of any reason why vitamins and electrolytes would deactivate the meds. I want to do as much as possible in the shortest time possible to help my girls, but I feel like I'm grasping straws here. Ugh, chicken keeping is way more stressful than I imagined!! [​IMG]

  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    Some minerals present in the electolyte solution may bind the antibiotic. Best to just stick with the medication until you have finished treatment.
  3. smyers32

    smyers32 Chirping

    Yeah, my gut says to use them seperately. Looks like tetracycline (what i plan to use) can be inactivated by calcium, zinc, iron and aluminium. I'm thinking at least one of those things would be in a vit/min powder. So wait I will, thanks for the reply.
    BTW, 'too many chickens' always = however many you have + 5. [​IMG]
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida

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