The use of Gallimycin in egg laying hens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gumpsgirl, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Many of you will remember my fiasco that I went through this last summer with my flock being infected with Infectious Coryza. I treated my flock with Gallimycin after consulting two poultry specialists. I recently had a fellow BYC'er (Wynette) PM me about the use of Gallimycin in egg laying hens. She was told that if Gallimycin is used in egg laying hens, then you could never eat the eggs from that hen again. This is NOT true. I have contacted Dr. Pierson again (he's one of the vets that helped me through the Coryza) to get his advice on this matter. This was his response:

    Gallimycin is actually one of the few approved antibiotics for egg laying hens. It is even used in commercial layers through their feed in times of illness. I recommend that you give the hens a full clutch cycle to rid themselves of the antibiotic plus a few days after you discontinue the Gallimycin. So you would wait 12 days and then the eggs will be fine to eat.

    I also would like to elaborate on who this vet is, for those of you who are wondering about his credentials. He is the head vet in the poultry science dept. at Virginia Tech, which is a veterinarian school. He teaches as well as handles poultry cases from all over the state of VA. He is up to date on all of the newest procedures and information, so if he's says it's fine to use Gallimycin in laying hens, then it must be! Just FYI! [​IMG]
     
  2. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!

    in addition to Coryza, what illnesses is Gallimycin used for making the girls better?
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:As per Jeffers Livestocks websites description of the Gallimycin:
    (Wynco LLC) Concentrated anti-infective aids in the control of chronic respiratory disease due to M. gallisepticum in broilers & replacement chickens, infectious coryza due to H. gallinarum in replacement chickens & chicken breeders and bluecomb in growing turkeys. Add 1 pkg per 130 gallons of drinking water. Each 250 gm pkg contains 65 gm erythromycin phosphate.​
     
  4. Heidi

    Heidi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for sharing the info and helping us new chicken owners w/ out making us feel like we are stupid. [​IMG]
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks for putting this in a new thread, Gumpsgirl. It's hard to know what the right decision is, and the more information we have and the better we educate ourselves, the better we'll feel about what we decide to do. [​IMG]
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Excellent information! Thank you, Stacey!
     
  7. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Always more to learn. Tx!
     
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Thank you! I have to make note of it in case I ever have an outbreak or my chicken friends.

    I dont question this vet you mentioned. I have heard of him from time to time. Good credits!
     
  9. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I also would like to elaborate on who this vet is, for those of you who are wondering about his credentials. He is the head vet in the poultry science dept. at Virginia Tech, which is a veterinarian school. He teaches as well as handles poultry cases from all over the state of VA. He is up to date on all of the newest procedures and information, so if he's says it's fine to use Gallimycin in laying hens, then it must be! Just FYI! [​IMG]

    Too bad he couldn't tell us what the other ones for laying hens are...........
     
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:When I get the opportunity to speak with him again, I will ask what the others are. [​IMG]
     

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