Grapefruit Seed Extract & Blackhead

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Jocasta, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Jocasta

    Jocasta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just wondering if anyone had ever heard of using grapefruit seed extract to treat Blackhead? I know that the desease is caused by a parasite grouped as a protozoal. I've just been online looking for the cheapest place to buy GSE for personal reasons and stumbled across a link that states it's an effective antiprotozoan... Luckily my turkeys all recovered but I'd definitely consider giving the GSE a go if I were to ever need to find a solution to blackhead again. It's not cheap but cheaper that metronidazole here in the UK...

    Any experience anyone?
     
  2. junglebird

    junglebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about GSE, but I've been reading about your work with your turkeys. It sounds like you're in the UK, and I wondered if you'd looked into Herban (which contains oregano oil), which is available in the UK but not USA.

    http://www.happychicks.co.uk/mall/productpage.cfm/Happychicksshop/_854/225650/Herban%20Liquid

    I've also been reading that extracts from cinnamon, garlic, lemon, and rosemary may be effective preventive or curative treatments.

    I'm hoping to find out about dosing these herbs.
     

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