Denegard safe for ducks?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by awarmrainyday, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. awarmrainyday

    awarmrainyday Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2014
    Many of my chickens have started sneezing and rattling with this odd weather we've been having. I've heard good things about Denegard and wanted to try it out but was wondering whether it would be safe for ducks or not. My chickens and ducks all live together so it is impossible to medicate water for the chickens without the ducks drinking out of it too. Thanks!
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    In this article below, the manufacturer says it is for use in turkeys and chickens only. I usually would not recommend treating any chickens who are not sick, and since many respiratory diseases can be caused by a virus, the antibiotic would not be helpful against a virus. If you have had mycoplasma in your flock, that is the disease it treats. Here is the article:
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  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    @Miss Lydia - any experience with this? You have both, right? Ducks and chickens?
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    My chickens and ducks live together and drink out of same waterers and buckets but I haven't had to use any meds to treat.
  5. awarmrainyday

    awarmrainyday Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2014
    Thanks for the replies everyone! I went ahead and ordered denegard. I saw elsewhere online where other people had mentioned using it with ducks and having no ill effects and I've heard its the best in treating respiratory ailments in chickens.
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    It's fine for ducks.


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