Need Info On Histostat- 50

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by The Little Country Farm, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. The Little Country Farm

    The Little Country Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I'm new to this website and I need some info. I've recently got some turkeys and so far they look pretty healthy. I know they were raised around chickens, so now I'm a little worried after reading all the stuff about blackhead. Is there a place I can get Histostat- 50 to prevent them from getting it, ( I have chickens too, their not around the turkeys though.) I called my local co-op but they didn't have it. They maybe can order it, I'm not sure. Or has it been recalled due to the arsenic? Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!
     
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Histostat has, indeed, been pulled. I expect nearly all arsenicals for poultry are on the way out in the U.S. Nitarsone is still available (call all around). I think Blue Seal once included this chemical in a line of feed.

    Please read through this recent thread (and links to more info). https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=591070

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    folks who run chooks and turks together (even without prophylactic worming, etc.) will never encounter this disease (in much of U.S. - Europe is another story).
     
  3. The Little Country Farm

    The Little Country Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much for the info!! I have raised chickens and quail for a few years now but am a beginner at raising turkeys. So far my flock seems very healthy tough. Thanks again:)!
     
  4. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no need for anything drastic, just dose everyone about once a month with cyanne pepper. I put about 3 to 4 tablespoons in about 3 lbs of oatmeal and mix it up with warm water and garlic. If you look around you will find a thread that says cayenne pepper will treat blackhead with great results, it is also used for worms and such. Works great for my flocks with no negative results.
     
  5. The Little Country Farm

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    Thanks so much! I gave my turks some cayenne pepper this morning. It didn't seem to bother them either. I'm guessing I could give it to my chickens too? I guess just as a preventative to get whatever they have out of their systems.
     

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