Antibiotics Availability/Alternatives

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tomumberger, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. tomumberger

    tomumberger In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2017
    Hello everyone

    I have kept Oxytetracycline antibiotic on hand in case I get any sick hens and need to protect the flock (e.g. from respiratory disease).. I was told at my feed store yesterday that poultry antibiotics can no longer be sold without prescription. My attempt to find any online seems to confirm that they are no longer available. I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for either antibiotics sources, or for natural antibiotics that are effective with chickens, and do not require prescription.

  2. 0wen

    0wen Songster

    Mar 25, 2016
    Southwest Virginia
    Livestock antibiotics do indeed require a script now - as part of an effort to reduce/remove them from food sources. Your veterinarian will likely write you a prescription...

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