Tetroxy I can treat the whole flock right?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CornerViewFarm, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. CornerViewFarm

    CornerViewFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have treated with tetroxy in the past but always gave it to all my birds even if they are not showing signs of sickness. Before I do it again I just want to make sure that I have not been wrong in the past and treating everyone is okay and that I didnt mess up in the past! Thanks!
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    I don't know what the industry standard is, but I only give antibiotics to those that are sick.

    -Kathy
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Giving antibiotics without any signs of disease may only increase bacterial resistance to the disease. This means that, if your birds ever had a real disease, the antibiotic might not work. Additionally, antibiotics reduce the number of beneficial bacteria. Its best to use them as little as possible to prevent stressing your birds out.
     
  4. CornerViewFarm

    CornerViewFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    The two hens that got sick were in with my flock for a day before I seen it (was out of town for work) should I just still keep the two separated treat them or treat the whole flock since everyone was exposed?
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    I would separate and treat the sick ones only. If the others get sick, then you can treat them, and they won't have built up resistance to the drugs. Never treat with antibiotics unless they are symptomatic, and you know what you are trying to treat.
     

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