Tetroxy hca 280

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Nswartwout, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Nswartwout

    Nswartwout Hatching

    Jan 17, 2012
    I have given my sick chickens resp issues tetroxy hca 280 and they are doing better but how long to discard eggs?

  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida

    There's no slaughter withdrawal. If the chicken is good to eat, so are the eggs.
  3. SpeckledHills

    SpeckledHills Songster

    May 25, 2008
    I'm seeing at http://www.jefferslivestock.com/product.asp?camid=LIV&pn=MOB-T1 :

    Tetroxy HCA - 280

    Do not use in birds producing eggs for human consumption. There is a ZERO withdrawal time for slaughter. Administer 7 to 14 days to chickens and turkeys and up to 5 days for swine.

    I've noticed that almost everywhere has stopped selling Terramycin, which is the same type of medicine (oxytetracycline).

    I wonder if the reason for being advised not to use in egg layers is something similar as for Baytril-- The birds' systems may continuously grow bacteria for the rest of the chickens' lives that may be hazardous to people who eat their eggs. I don't know if this is the case, or maybe if no one has ever established a true withdrawal time for eggs or ????

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