Duramycin 10 and eggs

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tomhusker, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Tomhusker

    Tomhusker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did some searching on here to find out how long before the eggs were edible after treating with Duramycin 10. I didn't find a clear cut answer so I called Durvet, the manufacturer of Duramycin 10, this morning and asked. I was told 21 days from the last treatment. I wanted to post this here for future reference when someone else does a search.
     
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  2. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to hear that from a second source, thanks.

    Likely for most of us the risk is super small, but if the eggs were eaten by someone with a weak immune system there might be a serious problem if they picked up drug resistant campylobacter. Risk likely also could be reduced by only eating the eggs fully cooked, not sunny side up or even over easy.
     
  3. Tomhusker

    Tomhusker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering about that, like hard boiling for an extended period for egg salad or something. My task now is to figure out how I am going to release my gal back into the flock and be able to tell which eggs are hers. I have kept her in a brooder cage for a week, I won't do it for another 3 weeks.
     
  4. acaps

    acaps Out Of The Brooder

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    To be clear on the egg withdrawal time for Duramycin 10, this product is NOT labeled for egg layers and states on the label “Not for use in turkeys or chickens producing eggs for human consumption”. This product has not been tested on eggs, therefore Durvet cannot recommend anything for off-label use. It is suggested that you contact your veterinarian for advice.
    Customer Service, Durvet, Inc.
     
  5. wyldbill

    wyldbill Out Of The Brooder

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    I just talked to Durvet customer service and he told me that the warning is for chickens already producing eggs and is ok for young chickens not yet producing eggs. But don't take my word for it as I am not a medical professional.
     

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