Terramycin and egg collection

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rooster-red, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    I've tried researching, but haven't found an answer to this question yet.

    When treating laying hens with Terramycin I've been told to discard eggs for 2 weeks.

    My question is does that mean 2 weeks after the last day of treatment, or 2 weeks after the start of treatment?

    I checked Pfizer's web site, all it said is that it should not be used on chickens used for meat or whose eggs are used for human consumption!

    I was told at the feed store where I bought it that it would be fine to use on laying hens.

    Have I just ruined my laying flock?
     
  2. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would be two weeks after last treatment..
     
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Terramycin is a brand name for tetracycline and I thought it was only like 5-7 days.

    Anyone else out there????
     
  4. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is for poultry..

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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Lee, the FDA just hasn't approved many of the things we use on our birds. There aren't meds for them, probably because big AgriBiz doesn't use them, like wormers-their birds are caged, so why worm? So, only piperazine (Wazine) is approved for use in poultry and it only gets roundworms. We are flying by the seat of our pants with many of the things we use on our chickens. William, thanks for that withdrawal guide!
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Thanks so much for the replies & info, now I won't be worried that I ca't eat the eggs anymore.

    I have 1 more day to wait before I can have fresh eggs again, just as my supply in the fridge runs out. [​IMG]
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thanks for that scanned page. I hope you don't mind but I saved it for my own reference.
     
  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Can you supply the previous page on that? I would like to see lincomycin.....

    That is an awesome reference for us all.
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Would you give the title of the guide?
     
  10. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From Growers reference On gamebird Health by L. Dwight Schwartz D.V.M.

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