Where to buy medication

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by elly12, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. elly12

    elly12 Out Of The Brooder

    Hi everyone
    I was recently reading the first aid kit forum. I've got most basics, but I think I need a stronger antibiotic, as I only have sulfa 3 for my birds. I was wondering where everyone buys their things from. I looked around our local fodder stores, but I can't find much of what I need. Does everyone go to the vet? Is there a online site to buy medication?
    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    In the US, our FDA has made it so that most antibiotics are now only available from a vet prescription. Some injectable antibiotics such as Tylan and penicillin are still available at this time. Where do you live?
    If up you are in the US, you can buy some medicines online at certain websites for animals, fish, and birds. A vet prescription sometimes is needed for certain ones.
     
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  3. Yemimah

    Yemimah Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone please post these websites and also requesting a review on all these medicines we are using ,what they are, specific uses,pros coms and natural alternatives. This would make a great article for all of us.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    One problem that many face is how to obtain a medicine for a sick pet chicken when there is not vet available to prescribe a needed antibiotic, since most available antibiotics were taken out of feed stores at the start of 2017. Here are some sources where to buy baytril (enrofloxacin) a most powerful antibiotic that is currently banned in the US for chickens, but is good to treat chickens suffering from egg peritonitis or E.coli infections, and other baterial infections where a broad spectrum superdrug is needed, but who won't be used for meat or eggs:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/959119/baytril-enrofloxacin-sources

    Another site for fish antibiotics: http://www.medi-vet.com/fish-medications-s/1514.htm
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2017
  5. casportpony

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    Are you in Australia?
     
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    Where do you live?
     
  7. elly12

    elly12 Out Of The Brooder

    Yep I live in rural Australia. I couldn't fins anything in our trusty local fodder store.
     
  8. casportpony

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    i think it can be very difficult to buy medications in AU. Try searching pigeon supply websites.
     
  9. elly12

    elly12 Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks for the advice. I'll try that:)
     

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