Gallimycin - egg discard period

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ChicKat, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. ChicKat

    ChicKat Crowing Premium Member 7 Years

    Hope this is the right place for my question.....

    If you have used Gallimycin on your chickens, what is the length of the egg discard/withdrawal period?
    Also -- do you feed the eggs back to your hens or dogs?

    Thanks for anyone's experience/opinions.
     

  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

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    Quote:Withdrawal for gallimycin is 24 hours. Discard the eggs in the garbage. Feeding discarded eggs to hens extends the withdrawal period because of the residue in the egg. I wouldnt feed it to dogs neither. You dont want bacterial resistance built up when you truly need to use an antibiotic.
     
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  3. ChicKat

    ChicKat Crowing Premium Member 7 Years

    Thank you Dawg, wow, that is quick.
     
  4. Kansas Gal

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    Man, Dawg, I have to say I am breathing a sigh of relief! I used the Gallimycin on my laying hens. A friend who shows and judges poultry gave it to me to use, so I did not have the package to read. I ordered it and got a package of Gallimycin today, and it says not to use Gallimycin in hens used for laying eggs! I currently have the hens on a 3-week withdrawal from Wazine right now, so I am happy to hear you say such a short withdrawal period on Gallimycin! I know a lot of these antibiotics, etc are used, even though it says not to use them in laying hens, due to liability, I guess, even if there is only a 24-hour withdrawal period! I was afraid I would just end up with 50 pets, rather than layers! I have said it before - Dawg, you da MAN! Thanks!
     

  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

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    Quote:There's only a 2 week withdrawal for slaughter using wazine. If the chicken is good to eat after 2 weeks, so are the eggs!
     
  6. Kansas Gal

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    Thanks again SO much! I have been stewing over all this since the nightmare with the worms began, then respiratory, etc. I am SO relieved, you cannot imagine! My egg numbers are really going up now, so I am just one happy camper! My vet is the one who told me that the Wazine withdrawal period was 17 days, but she recommended a full 3 week withdrawal. In any event, I am happy! Thanks just one more time!
     

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