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How does penicillin differ from Terramycin?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by the Old Rebel, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. the Old Rebel

    the Old Rebel Rest in Peace -2011

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    I should know all of this by now, but I don't. I know some people don't think Terramycin works, but it has done wonders for me for 10 years. Still, someone suggested that I give my roo that was attacked by a weasel some penicillin. I don't have that on hand, but do have Terramycin. Can someone tell me what the difference is??

    I'm on my way now to get a penicillin injectible, but would rather give the bird antibiotics by mouth, if possible.

    I'll appreciate any and all help y'all can give me.

    Hope you have a GREAT DAY!!
     
  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Here is the short definition-
    Terramycin (oxytetracycline) -
    Terramycin is a broad spectrum antibiotic and it is mostly used for treating for secondary infections, and minor health issues. It can be purchased at most farm stores over the counter.
    Penicillin -
    Penicillin is an antibiotic used for many types of problems in fowl.

    Long definition-
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penicillin
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terramycin

    Chris
     

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