Which Terramycin eye ointment is for chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jmc, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    I can find Terramycin eye ointment at local farm co-op. but it is not labeled for chickens. But neither is the T-M oint. sold in MurrayMcs. catalog labelled 'for chickens'

    Is there a specific chicken t-m eye oint. or can i just use the stuff that's labelled like, for dogs, cats, and other animals.

    Just don't want to screw up on the purchase

    thanks
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Gee, John, I dont know if there's any difference in them. Just never put anything with "caine", like Benzocaine, on your birds-that won't hurt, say, a horse, but it can kill a bird. One question I had also is whether or not one needs to toss the eggs for a couple of weeks after treatment, just like when you use Terramycin orally. That'd be another question to ask here.


    EDITED TO ADD: I checked the label to see what's in it and I've used drops for one of my birds in the eye with polymyxin in them, on suggestion of Dr. Peter Brown. Each gram of ointment contains oxytetracycline HCl equivalent to 5 mg of oxytetracycline and 10,000 units of polymyxin B as the sulfate. That was labeled as for dogs and cats, so I'm betting it's exactly the same. Oh, and it says you can eat the eggs during treatment, so that's good.
     
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  3. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
    South Central MA
    Quote:Cynthia

    Thanks, and didn't even PM!! [​IMG]

    I noticed, to my pleasure, that in the MurrayMc catalog Terra. eye oint. is listed with 5 or so other chicken meds. as follows: "OK to eat eggs when using these medications". Some real nice aspects to their catalogs.

    Just wanted to pass this on

    By the way, who is that beauty in your avatar!?
     

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