Purina Medicated Chick Feed

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  1. jesus freak

    jesus freak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me what the medicated feed has in it and what it protects against.
     
  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Amprolium (sp?) Helps protect against coccidiosis while they build their own immunity.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:She is correct. Purina has amprolium. Amprolium is a thiamine blocker. That B vitamin is what the oocycsts in the soil that cause cocci feed off of.
     
  4. jesus freak

    jesus freak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She is correct. Purina has amprolium. Amprolium is a thiamine blocker. That B vitamin is what the oocycsts in the soil that cause cocci feed off of.

    Thank You [​IMG] Do you know what vaccines a chicken should have?[​IMG]
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:She is correct. Purina has amprolium. Amprolium is a thiamine blocker. That B vitamin is what the oocycsts in the soil that cause cocci feed off of.

    Thank You [​IMG] Do you know what vaccines a chicken should have?[​IMG]

    I dont have mine vaccinated, but the choice is yours if you want to vaccinate or not, and with what you want to vaccinate against. Here's a couple of links for you to read:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps030
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vm062
     
  6. jesus freak

    jesus freak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank You [​IMG] Do you know what vaccines a chicken should have?[​IMG]

    I dont have mine vaccinated, but the choice is yours if you want to vaccinate or not, and with what you want to vaccinate against. Here's a couple of links for you to read:
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps030
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vm062

    Thank You [​IMG] the links realy helped.
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    How common are symptoms from medicated feed blocking thiamine?
     
  8. flashover1969

    flashover1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Could you rephrase the question seminolewind? I don't understand exactly what your asking.
     
  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:Could you rephrase the question seminolewind? I don't understand exactly what your asking.

    . From all the chicks on medicated feed, what percentage of them will get sick from lack of thiamine? [​IMG]
     
  10. flashover1969

    flashover1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Could you rephrase the question seminolewind? I don't understand exactly what your asking.

    . From all the chicks on medicated feed, what percentage of them will get sick from lack of thiamine? [​IMG]

    Ok I understand now. I have used medicated starter for all of my chicks over the years and never had one become ill due to vitamin deficiency. You can use this feed from hatch to 8 weeks usually, sometimes more. The medication provides a fatal vitamin B1 deficiency to some stages of the coccidia parasites, which significantly reduces your baby fowl of becoming seriously ill.

    The actual medication to treat coccidia goes by the brand name Corid (amprolium), which is also used in medicated feeds.


    Sorry that was probably a lot of babble ...hope I answered your question. [​IMG]
     
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