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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SilkieCanada, Jul 26, 2011.
Can I use denagard as an egg dip to clean the eggs?
Denagard is a pretty expensive (here it is anyway) antibiotic. I don't see any benefit in using it to clean eggs. Warm water should be sufficient or you get special egg cleaning solutions if you don't feel that would be enough. Some people even use a very mild bleach solution, but don't waste your Denagard on just cleaning.
Quote:When I say cleaning I was trying to say clean of disease not just the poop. Is the bleach solution ok to kill any myco or other problem that might be there?
Here is a question, are the diseases you are trying to get rid of bacterial? If not, dabbling with antibiotics will just make it easier for them bacteria to select for resistance and thus make your drugs useless in the future when you really need them.
Kill off the weak and you are left with the strong... You are covered in bacteria and 99.99% of them keep you safe from the .01% that can potentially take over and make you sick given the chance.
Quote:oh ok. No I was just trying to buy some hatching eggs and I was scared if the mother had something like myco that can transfer to the egg. I thought if I dipped it in something then the baby chick would be fine. Is the problem inside the egg then?
Quote:yea but I dont want myco getting into the eggs.
The State Vet will tell you that most backyard flocks are infected with mycoplasms anyway. So even if you get eggs that are myco clean there is the good chance the birds will get it while growing up. Why? Because most backyard birds have access to wild birds.
I guess I'm missing the point.
Quote:I guess Im missing it lol. Not you.
The wild birds in my backyard are always taking the feathers that fall out of my birds. Can a baby chick born from a mom with myco have a resistance to it? I read that somewhere but couldnt find the link when I was looking the other day.
I dont plan on selling birds right now but I would hate to have the option taken off the table because of a myco problem. Like you said most flocks have it but If Im aware that I have it and sell it then I dont feel good about that
Here in Romania we have a recipe that controls the transmission of mycoplasma in the egg, this is the recipe: 10 ml Gentamicin Injection 40% is dissolved in 0.8 liters plain water and place the eggs in solution, allow 10-15 minutes.