Stores getting Rid of ANTIBIOTICS

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Breakofday316, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. Breakofday316

    Breakofday316 Out Of The Brooder

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    So today I went by tractor supply and found out the FDA is trying to regulate and do away with OTC Antibiotics, like most peps on here are suggesting. Thought it was interesting to know about! Time to go more Natural and Research a healthier way to treat your poultry, cattle, sheep, etc. Otherwise it will have to be through a Vet. Just an FYI
     
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  2. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a note... Coccidiosis is treated with a coccidiostat, not an antibiotic.

    Corid (Amprolium) is the best for treating all nine strains of Cocci that chickens can get, and I believe they are leaving that alone.

    MrsB
     
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  3. Ozzey Osbourne

    Ozzey Osbourne Out Of The Brooder

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    Pls let me know if you have any advice on the pic of my hens stool.
     
  4. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!!

    That looks like a cecal poop. They can be anything from mustard yellow to black and tar-like consistency.

    If you have any questions about a specific chicken, please start another thread, so we can help you!!

    Thanks!

    MrsB
     
  5. Ozzey Osbourne

    Ozzey Osbourne Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I lost one of the 4 about a week ago. Started out with lose stool then became listless and started falling over. Purchased them all at the same place about a month ago. Just concerned it may be cocci.
    I clean the coop every day , clean pellets and water. They roam when I'm off work.
    Treated them all for worms as recommended with Wazine 17.
    Not sure if I should start Sulmet or Cortid?
     
  6. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Run Corid through their water.

    Please create a new thread for help with your chicken.

    Thank you!

    MrsB
     
  7. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Currently they are removing water souable and feed mixed antibiotics. This is a federal law that becomes effective 1/1/2017. It is to stop people who feed low level doses of these antibiotics to their livestockto improve weight gain. Mainly your larger feedlot and hog operations. Unfortunately it affects everyone though.
     
  8. Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay

    Lazy J Farms Feed & Hay Chillin' With My Peeps

    The changes to antibiotic use effectiv eon January 1, 2017 will NOT affect OTC INJECTABLE antibiotcs, just water-soluble and feed-grade antibiotics.
     
  9. michelle65a

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    I have been reading about biomin products for poultry houses and the effects of thyme and oregano on gut health. Are there any products for backyard chickens?
     
  10. michelle65a

    michelle65a Out Of The Brooder

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    I started giving the girls an oregano supplement in their water and they stopped laying for two weeks. I stopped and now they are laying again.
     

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