How long do i wait to eat eggs after treating chickens with lincomycin

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Shanepaul, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Shanepaul

    Shanepaul Out Of The Brooder

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    I am treating 12 birds for and upper respitory. They all got a grumble in their lungs that sounded like congestion and also began coughing. My vet said it was an upper respitory and gave me lincomycin-spectinomycin and told me how to treat. I called her to see how long I should wait to eat the eggs and she said she wasnt real sure. She said as of now wait at least 10 days but if i gave her a call back she would know for sure how long. I figured someone on here with all the suroplus of chicken knowledge would know. Thanks for any help
     
  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    "Contra indications: Animals hypersensitive to antibiotics. Do not administer to rabbits. Do not administer to laying poultry."

    You might want to let your vet know that this is not intended for laying poultry. My first instinct is to say to toss the eggs (or feed them back to the birds) for 10-14 days after the last dose.

    Hopefully someone else with more info will chime in? [​IMG]

    Edited to add quotes, as I was taking it directly from the link. I just learned something myself today! [​IMG]
     
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  3. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The drug was used off label, there is no published withdrawal times for laying hens. For those of us who sell or give eggs to others- withdrawal time legally is for LIFE. If you are the only one eating the eggs, the average time from yolk ripening to laid egg is around 2 weeks.
     
  4. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    if you feed tainted eggs back to the birds, you are prolonging your residue in the egg time.


    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

    Alvorax

    Contra indications: Animals hypersensitive to antibiotics. Do not administer to rabbits. Do not administer to laying poultry.

    You might want to let your vet know that this is not intended for laying poultry. My first instinct is to say to toss the eggs (or feed them back to the birds) for 10-14 days after the last dose.

    Hopefully someone else with more info will chime in? [​IMG]
     
  5. Mrs MIA

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    Quote:True, though the doses would be much smaller.
     
  6. Shanepaul

    Shanepaul Out Of The Brooder

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    First off thanks for the pro vet site feed...and also your advice. Thanks both of you.

    Does LIFE mean that I should never give any eggs away to friends and family? And if thats the case would I really want to be eating these myself? Let alone my family...I hope not because they are a: so yummy and b: I enjoyed taking everyone eggs.

    Thanks again
     
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