NFZ Puffer and Oxytetracycline - baby chicks - edible eggs?

hoveringhen

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hello!

Trying to find info on this.

Treating a baby chick with NFZ Puffer, along with Oxytetracycline and saw on the NFZ Puffer container a warning from the federal gov't not to consume from an animal that has been treated with NFZ. Also mentions warning about ovarian cancer found in lab rats etc. "Federal law prohibits the use of this product on a food producing animal". Yikes!

Anyway though, this is what our vet recommended we use to help heal a nasty wound on the neck of a baby hen (month old) that was beaten up by our two broody hens. They left a nasty injury to the nape area of her neck.

My question is... with a warning like that on the NFZ Puffer label, we have decided we shouldn't consume the eggs (we have a 2.5 year old, 14 month old, 8 month old, and I am pregnant).

Have any of y'all consumed your chicken's eggs after they have been treated with NFZ? Obviously she's not laying yet, but are planning ahead for when she does. She's a Red Ranger, they yield a good bit of eggs daily. More than likely the eggs will go to waste and she will be purely a part of the family... but was just wondering what y'all have done if you've used it on your hens/roosters. Also wondering

Thanks!
 

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There's a very short list of approved drugs for use in food animals, and some with labels like you have on the nitrofurazone. It was used more often years ago, before less toxic products were available. The problem is that it will be in her eggs at some (very tiny) level for life, and there's now zero tolerance for such things in the food supply. Products that are fine for companion (not food) animals have different safety standards. Many people continue to use unapproved products in their backyard poultry, and ignore all this. (These same people would be very upset if a commercial poultry producer was found to do the same thing!) It's your choice. And sometimes it seems that EVERYTHING is carcinogenic! My Red Ranger layed a small number of small eggs per week, and it was funny to see this very large hen produce such puny eggs! Mary
 

hoveringhen

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Thanks for the info, Mary! Do you have any resources on where I may read up more on this? Thanks again! -Christina
 

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