triple antibiotic or Blue kote?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by carousel, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If you use blu-kote you are not to eat the bird or the eggs afterward.
     
  3. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well we are less concerned about the egg situation, no plans to eat her.
    how LONG after one uses blu Kote can you eat the eggs?
    the hen has stopped laying anyway given how seriously hurt she was. She is a 7-8 month old pullet. We are not concerned about being able to eat her eggs if she were to lay them, she is on oral antibiotics anyway - so no plans to eat her eggs IF she were to lay them.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Never.

    Once you use blu-kote the animal is to never be used as a food source.
     
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    mrs.67 Out Of The Brooder

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    WOW !! Missprissy, I am glad I read that. I had no idea. Does it absorb thru the skin??
     
  6. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is Blu-Kote?
     
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    fatguyaz Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:you mean EVER, or just while you're actually using blu-kote?

    EDIT: Thanks for the advice. Didn't know that.
     
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  8. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Miss Prissy
    I did some searching on the web, can you direct me to this information?
    Blu Kote is OFTEN recomended on this board and I have not seen this caution before.
    I looked on the lable I have for my Blu-Kote and there is no warning about using it on food producing animals. All it mentions is to "wash udders before milking" [​IMG]
    anyway, thanks so much - I wrote Dr. Naylor company (makes blu Kote) and asked them about the safety on using for a egg laying Hen
    thanks so much!
     
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  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That's the first I've heard of that MP. Do you know why you can't eat the eggs or meat? I had a turkey sprayed quite heavily with blue kote a few years back for torn saddle from a tom and we still ate her eggs with no ill effects. I don't recall seeing any precautionary statements on the bottle either, but would have to check again to be sure. I am usually very cautious about giving my birds anything that reminds me of chemicals, as I just don't like chemicals at all (in me or my birds).

    Jody
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It says on my bottle that animals treated with it should not be used for food.

    I found this on drugs.com

    Warning(s)
    Not for use on food producing animals.

    Any animal I use blu-Kote on is taken out of the food cycle.​
     

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