How long until eggs are edible after stopping antibiotic?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sammy, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. sammy

    sammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi first day off antibiotics was monday how long until we can eat the eggs again instead of throwing them out?

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    thanks!
     
  2. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Anyone know the answer to this? [​IMG]
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    The hold back dates should be clearly posted on the antibiotics label. if not look it up on the net. normal hold back times range from 14 days on up. min 14 days is what would be a safe start.

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  4. sammy

    sammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow thanks you guys! this place is great.

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    i was going to wait 20 days i think i'll stick with that

    i was giving them duramycin and package doesnt tell me the answer to when the eggs are edible all the package says is this:

    Do not slaughter animals for food within 5 days of treatment.

    thanks again​
     
  5. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

  6. sammy

    sammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thanks i see this on the page

    Not for use in turkeys or chickens producing eggs for human consumption. Do not use for more than 14 consecutive days.

    that doesnt mean i can NEVER eat the eggs again does it?

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    from what i have read plenty of people use antibiotics on their hens...​
     
  7. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    It is my understanding (from everything I've found researching) that after the necessary withdrawal time, a person can resume eating the eggs PROVIDED THAT THE PERSON IS NOT ALLERGIC TO ANY ANTIBIOTICS.
    So I guess you're at your own risk if you choose to eat them at some point. [​IMG]
     
  8. sammy

    sammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:oh man! forever???

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    we arent allergic but i guess i cant give them out unless i ask first

    bummer!
     
  9. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    It probably depends on the antibiotic used. I once used oxytetracycline, and asked the suppler about the waiting period for the eggs. I was told 10 - 14 days. I don't know if it's right or wrong, but DD has had reactions to antibiotics in the past. A simple small dose of minocycline from the doctor almost killed her once, and she has had a minor reaction to cechlor (sp?). I won't take the chance.
     

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