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Terramycin

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Crickett, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. Crickett

    Crickett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Twice I went to the CO-OP to get terramycin for my chicks now. Both times they were out, and tried to get me to buy something else. It was omnimycin? or something. The salesgirl said "It's the same thing, nearly". I think she was just trying to make a sale.[​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Not the same thing. Do you have a petsmart or petco... sometimes they have it.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Are your chicks sick? Terramycin may not be the right medicine for them. You don't want to overdo it on antibiotics. Doing so renders them ineffective if and when you do need them.
     
  4. Umbral_Necropolitan

    Umbral_Necropolitan Out Of The Brooder

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    Vets who work with reptiles might have it as well, I get terramycin for my turtles from their vet.
     
  5. Crickett

    Crickett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No they aren't sick or anything. I had just read that they need to have terramycin in thier water for the first few days to keep them healthy. [​IMG] As a matter of fact, I think they look pretty good.[​IMG] Maybe I don't need to give them the terramycin after all?[​IMG]
     
  6. Umbral_Necropolitan

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    If they are not sick, you don't need any. It would just lower their sensitivity to the drug making it less effective when they are sick.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Please don't give your healthy chicks terramycin or any antibiotic for that matter. Healthy chicks only need good starter feed and fresh clean water to thrive.
     
  8. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    TSC recommends Duramycin in the chick water the first few days, but I didn't buy any. I may be new to chickens, but not to animals and I don't treat them for anything unless they are sick.

    Technically anything ending in -mycin is chemically related, so I would be willing to substitute if I did a little research on it myself. I wouldn't take a retail worker's word for it though.
    Me - I'm somewhat allergic to antibiotics ending in -mycin and had a reaction to Chlarithromycin in college.
     
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  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:I agree wholeheartedly.
     
  10. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

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