Duck eggs after antibiotics.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Buckbuckbeck, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. Buckbuckbeck

    Buckbuckbeck Out Of The Brooder

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    Good morning all! I was wondering if anyone could help me. I had a 7.5 month old duck on antibiotics for about a week and a day. She stopped laying prior to the antibiotics due to injury. Her antibiotics were stopped on Saturday morning. (Last does as prescribed ) This morning (5 days later) she started laying. How long after the antibiotics are done can we start to eat the eggs again?
     
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! What antibiotic?

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  3. Buckbuckbeck

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    Enrofloxacin .75 ml 2x a day orally 8 days and vetropolycin HC eye ointment 2 to 3 times a day 5 days.
    The eye ointment she has been off for 6 days. The oral antibiotics she has been off for 5 days
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Enrofloxacin is banned for use in poultry used for food, so if you go by that, you should never eat the eggs or meat of a bird that's been treated with it, but if you look up actual withdrawal info, I think it takes 5 days for the drug to not show up in eggs. I use enrofloxacin here and don't worry about it.

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