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Reminder..New FDA Regs 1/1/17

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MelissaNY, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. MelissaNY

    MelissaNY Just Hatched

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    Just a reminder for livestock owners...
    New "feed through medication" controls are going into effect soon. Feed through meds are typically defined as antibiotics that are fed (in medicated feeds) OR mixed in water. The only ones not being regulated will be a very short list. Any that are considered to be imperative to human health will no longer be available without a "feed directive prescription".. While corid is not supposed to be affected, albon, sulmet etc , as well as the tetracyclines (duramycin etc)will no longer be over the counter. This is federal, not by state.
     
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  2. MelissaNY

    MelissaNY Just Hatched

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    And, if you use Hygromycin, it is also affected as it is an antibiotic.
     
  3. Kimberbach

    Kimberbach Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a newbie. What do suggest I buy to have on hand. I actually need something for my flock now. About 3-4 of my 9 are coughing and wheezing. I just finished a 3 day worming with safeguard for goats. Any advice is much appreciated!!
     
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    It would be best to find out what's actually wrong with your birds first. Did a fecal at the vet's show intestinal parasites? Have you had them tested for mycoplasma? Had a necropsy done on your sickest bird? Treating randomly for ??? isn't helpful, so get a diagnosis first. Mary
     
  5. Kimberbach

    Kimberbach Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Mary,

    Appreciate your concerns..... however 1) I mainly was concerned about which meds I needed on hand before our buddies at FDA made it impossible to get OTC 2) being in the animal (exotic and native wildlife) field I wanted to get my flock on a worming schedule 3) none have died so a necropsy isnt an option. Asking advice is not treating for random illnesses or diseases.... it simply advice of what others have tried for the same symptoms. Almost like medicating a child.... [shes sneezing, eyes watering, throat is tickling... hmmm its spring perhaps it allergies. Hey friend what does it sound like to you]. If it worsens my vet will be contacted. Sorry you assumed I treat willy nilly :lol:. Again thanks for your advice. I have spoken to a collegue who raises game and she and Doc confirmed the respiratory illness....:ya
     

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