Penicillin/VetRx (eggs safe when?)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Stina87, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. Stina87

    Stina87 New Egg

    Dec 2, 2016
    I have a sick hen, watery eyes, sneezing... I gave her a penicillin shot and rubbed the entire flock including her with VetRx. My question is after giving the penicillin shot when are her eggs safe to eat/hatch? And if I end up putting the VetRx in their water when are the rest of the eggs safe? Thank you!!!!!
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Welcome to BYC. VetRx is a potion of herbal oils, so it probably doesn't matter about affecting the eggs. Penicillin and other antibiotics can remain in the eggs for at least a couple of weeks to a month. Penicillin does not really treat respiratory infections. Antibiotics won't help respiratory diseases if they are caused by a virus or fungus as some are, but may treat bacterial or MG infections. Tylan and tetracycline are two of the ones commonly used to treat MG aand coryza. It helps to read the symptoms of the different diseases or to get testing.

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