Can you eat chickens treated with Amprol?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by coldfields86, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. coldfields86

    coldfields86 Just Hatched

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    I hope this is in the right place. Treated the flock for coccidiosis about a month ago, everyone survived.. However, it's apparent that I now have a few roosters I need to dispose of. Can you consume birds treated for coccidiosis with Amprol? If so, what's the time I need to wait for the medication to clear the system? Tried google with no luck..
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    If you go down the page a bit there is a chart that shows the withdrawal times for Amprol -- it lists a 0 day withdrawal for chickens, so you should be well safe at this point.
    http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/poultry/coccidiosis/overview_of_coccidiosis_in_poultry.html

    Additionally, Amprol acts as a thiamine blocker - so even if there were residual traces in the birds (at this point there won't be, but lets say they were actively on it and that was a concern for you) there would not be any ill-effects for you consuming the flesh unless you were already thiamine compromised.
     
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