Non-Flush Free vs. Flush Free Niacin

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MrsKemmerlin, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. MrsKemmerlin

    MrsKemmerlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the reasoning behind using one and not the other? When I went into the pharmacy, they only had flush free... [​IMG]

    Will the flush free cause them problems? Or are either safe for consumption?
     
  2. lovesgliders

    lovesgliders Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you read the back of the bottles, they appear to be two different things (though I am not a pharmacist so I don't know for sure). Flush-free is niacin + inositol, regular niacin is nicotinic acid. That is the what I noticed on the bottles I have here, anyway.
     
  3. bt03

    bt03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pharmacy said flush free is a time released type of niacin so it takes longer for your system to absorb it. Which would mean it would be out of the ducks system before they have time to absorb it. That's my best guess anyway [​IMG]
     
  4. MrsKemmerlin

    MrsKemmerlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got it! Thanks! [​IMG] Back to the pharmacy I go this evening!

    How much do you use typically?
    I've only got three little babies, so it's not like I'm fueling a flock... and flock numbers is all I've seen [​IMG]
     
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  5. bt03

    bt03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100mg per gallon of water is what I've seen most suggest. With 5 ducks I would just mix mine in a gallon jug then pour it into their waterer because it only held 1 qt so that they had to drink more than play in it [​IMG]
     
  6. MrsKemmerlin

    MrsKemmerlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Thanks!
     

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