Baytril and eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenvillemom, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. chickenvillemom

    chickenvillemom Out Of The Brooder

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    I searched this forum and googled for information on Baytril and the safety of eating eggs from a hen treated with it. I found contradictory information, and am hoping to get some feedback from knowledgeable folks out there.

    I made the mistake of following a friend's advice, and I started treating my hen with Baytril -- I have given her two doses. I then did a search to find out the egg withdrawal period, and was blown away when I read that eggs from a hen that has been treated with Baytril can never safely be eaten. I have seen some posts that suggest this is overkill. My hen is young and my best layer... Is there anyone out there who can clarify things for me? Is it possible that I can still use this hen's eggs? I am sick over this... Thanks in advance!
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi there,
    I haven't used Baytril for my girls, but used another antibiotic for bumblefoot. The vet recommended a withholding period of 1 month. I think that should be safe for most drugs you would give a bird. I'm sure others here will be able to confirm/deny this, Sue
     
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  4. chickenvillemom

    chickenvillemom Out Of The Brooder

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    What a relief! Thank you so much!
     
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    I have hens who were at one time treated with Baytril, we have consumed their eggs. The Baytril residue itself is gone from the eggs after a certain amount of time. However, Baytril is banned in the US for use in meat and egg producing chickens because of the possibility of the birds to pass on antibiotic resistent campylobactor to those consuming the eggs or meat IF those chickens were already carrying campylobactor when they were treated. Specifically Cipro resistent. Overkill? Perhaps. Unless you are one of those who happened to come down with a case of antibiotic resistent campylobactor I guess! So, to each his own. I probably would NOT comsume raw cookie dough made with those eggs lol but I'd probably use them otherwise. That is just my opinion, others may choose not to use those eggs at all, ever, and I certainly wouldn't fault anyone for erring on the side of caution.
     
  6. chickenvillemom

    chickenvillemom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your thorough explanation! I didn't really understand all of the facts involved, and I appreciate you taking the time to explain it to me. Given this information, I am not yet sure what I will do with this hen's eggs -- we will probably end up consuming them after a withdrawal period -- but I understand why some folks would choose not to.
     

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