Terramycin powder still effective if damp?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sunny Side Up, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

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    Is the powdered Terramycin still effective after it gets damp?

    I left an opened foil packet outside overnight and the contents got damp from the dew. It's not a solid cake, but it's not powdery either, just sort of clumpy.

    I don't want to toss it if it's still good since it costs $6 a packet. And especially since I had to buy this because I couldn't find the other THREE packets I've bought previously. [​IMG]

    But I'd rather buy yet another than treat sick birds with ineffective medicine. [​IMG]

    Please advise. Thank you.
     
  2. dlhunicorn

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    Toss it.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    In addition to being damp... quick/wide temperature changes can reduce the activity of a drug or completely denature it.
     

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