They burn them.Ok that’s good info, that’s why I asked it as a question and said I didn’t know.
So, all I’m saying, is that in commercial poultry operations, if they cannot treat sick birds, what happens to the sick birds? Commercial houses do practice biosecurity, but if this board sees chickens dying of communicable diseases, imagine what could happen in a commercial house. We are talking poultry houses with millions of birds at a time. I suppose it’s fertilizer, and animal by products, not for human consumption.
It's easy to look up, but here you go:Can you elaborate on this?
You could buy from online gamebird and pigeon supply websites, or buy fish antibiotics.I think more regulation is a good idea due to resistance. However, I too am concerned with the fact we do not have an exotics vet in my area. How would someone like me get antibiotics?
I am getting in on this late. Mersa went through one of our hospitals They found It in the paint on the walls.... They had to go through a whole hasmatt remodel in certain areas of the hospital.Scary stuff.
Being a retired nurse I was on the front line when it came to dealing with antibiotic resistant illness.
Hospitals are hot beds of disease organisms and I saw more people that have fallen victim to this situation than makes me comfortable. People having surgeries, many knee or hip replacements find themselves victims of MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) or C-diff and found themselves being admitted to the rehab unit for treatment of a nasty infection that they caught IN the hospital. The IV antibiotics given to treat these conditions, Vancomycin being one of them, is potent and potentially dangerous even to administer with some pretty nasty side effects of it's own. When I worked in the nursing home industry we saw people admitted with these same conditions, AFTER being admitted to a hospital.
Where, I'd like to know, are these bacteria that are invading the hospitals coming from?
I've had incidents while working a new born nursery where cultures of the walls found staph bacteria. We were all tested regularly for staph. So who knows. Are the great unwashed masses coming in to visit patients and see their new family members bringing in the buggies? That is my theory.
Now what has made them resistant is the next question? MRSA can not be destroyed. It is forced into colonization by powerful antibiotics and remains dormant in the person's bloodstream. C-diff can be eliminated but it's my suspicion that what is happening is that people who have lesser illnesses that do require treatment with antibiotics are not taking the full course of medicine and the super bug transformation takes effect when that happens.
The key to it all might be as simple as education of the masses to stop this resistance.