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terramycin water shelf life

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BeardedChick, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. How long does a sealed bottle of terramycin water stay good? The packet of dry stuff says to make a fresh batch daily, but I'm wondering if I need to do that if I keep some sealed in a bottle. I am making only a quart at a time, but that's still a LOT for one chicken!
  2. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    Terramycin is pretty inexpensive. I make a quart and keep it overnight so I get two days then make new. Why take a chance. It probably looses strength once it has been mixed.
  3. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Songster

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    Once you reconstitute from a dry state, go by the package for how long it is good for. Many things are only for 24hrs, but some longer. It is not about keeping it clean or away from air usually, but the mixing with water makes it unstable. The stuff is unlikely to become toxic, but partially inactivated antibiotics are a waste as well as possibly going to encourage resistant bacteria.
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Asked my vet the same question, she told me to make it new each day but I could break it down so I didnt have to make so much !! That helped... So instead of 1 tablespoon to a gallon I used 1/2 tablespoon per half gallon !!

    It does have something to do with the anti breaking down in water !!
  5. Thanks - any ideas how to properly dispose of it???
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:The water ?? Down the sink, on the ground, Im sure either are fine !!
  7. I didn't know if antibiotics would be bad for septic systems as we periodically add enzymes to keep it active...
  8. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    I dont think they would be !! Might keep your septic healthy, LOL !!!

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