Terramycin....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kimatsettstone, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. kimatsettstone

    kimatsettstone New Egg

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    Helpppppp my chickens are unwell and I have been advised to use terramycin to dissolve in their water. I have just read on a web site that you should never eat the eggs from any chickens which have been treated with this, does anyone know if this is true?
     
  2. aafairchild

    aafairchild Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I am no expert, but I think this is a tetracycline type antibiotic. I would not eat the eggs during treatment and would wait a few days after treatment is complete. As far a never eating eggs from them again, only if I had to resort to Baytril which is not approved for chickens anyway. I have used Denegard on my birds many months ago and I eat their eggs every day.

    Good luck with your ladies.

    Alice
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    The withdrawal period for terramycin is 5 days.
    http://web.uconn.edu/poultry/poultrypages/diseasefactsheet.html
     
  4. kimatsettstone

    kimatsettstone New Egg

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    Thanks for the info, the kink/fact sheet is very useful:)
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Throwing a weak antibiotic at "unwell" chickens is not advisable. Unwell how? Terramycin is less than helpful, in truth, if chickens are really in need of any antibiotic treatment.
    I myself never use antibiotics unless I know for sure it's something NON contagious. If you do, you don't cure anything, you only create Typhoid Marys in your flock. Plus, as you know, if something is viral, antibiotics are useless.
     

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