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Feeding medicated feed to new ducklings ?'s

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by swheat, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
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    I know there have been recent discussions on this and I know Amprol is safe for waterfowl. However I looked at my medicated feed bag label and Amprol is not listed, unless it is Bacitracin Methylene Disalicylate.

    ETA- I finally found an article saying it was a Coccidiostat and also for Blackhead on turkeys...Would this still be safe for newly hatched ducklings ?
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2010
  2. Broodica

    Broodica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you will find 2 definite sides to this issue, but from my understanding, neither Bactricin nor Amprolium are dangerous to ducks. That being said, I chose to raise mine on non-medicated feed. I didn't want to take any chances.
     
  3. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    Well, I would also rather be safe than sorry. So I'll just pick up a bag of non-medicated in the morning.
     
  4. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    it's fine, BMD is mainly a treatment for bacterial enteritis which is commonly accompanied by coccidia. It is not a sulfur based coccidiant, not really a true coccidiant either
     

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