Different medication in chick feed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by emzee, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. emzee

    emzee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought some medicated chick feed yesterday but it has a different drug in it than the kind that I usually buy. The feed that I usually buy has aprolium in it, but this feed has bacitracin methylene disalicylate. Will that still prevent cocci?
     
  2. emzee

    emzee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I looked at the old bag of chicken feed and it also has bacitracin in it, but I still would like to know if bacitracin prevents cocci or if I also need aprollium? Anyone?
     
  3. MotherJean

    MotherJean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Amprolium is commonly used in conjunction with Sulphonamides prophylactically (preventatively) in chickens and cattle as a coccidiostat. Near as I can figure, the Bacitracin is being used as co-agent to enhance the effectiveness of Amprolium on the Eimeria protozoa, which Amprolium has difficulty dealing with on its own.
     
  4. emzee

    emzee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The new chick feed only has bacitracin in it though. Do you know if that alone will prevent cocci?
     
  5. emzee

    emzee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I guess I'll just have to try the new chick feed and hope that none of my chicks get sick. Thanks for your help.
     

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