Why can't I obtain Sulmet?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sunny Side Up, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    Our local feed stores here around West Palm Beach and several online sources all say it's backordered, not available at this time, manufacturer doesn't have it available, etc. I found some bloody poops in one pen of young pullets & cockerels and I want to medicate them with Sulmet.

    I am going to buy a gallon bottle at one feed store for about $40 if I can't find it in any smaller amount nearby. I've put out the word here & at our local chicken club. This is more than I can afford to spend at once on the chickens, I hope it will stay good for a while.

    What's happened to the Sulmet? Does anyone know?
  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    [​IMG] Do they carry Corrid? I have read that is does the same thing as Sulmet. Have you looked in the phone book for a Vet Supply Store?
  3. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Corid is actually a little easier on the birds than treating with Sulmet. Try finding some Corid. Good luck.
  4. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got mine last month at Farm and FLeet in a quart size by the cattle meds. Do you have F&F there? Or maybe a Tractor Supply Co?(TSC)
  5. Slywoody

    Slywoody Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2009
    I used Corid (amprolium) on mine and it worked GREAT. [​IMG]
  6. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Quote:I'm not sure, but that was the same exact case for me. I couldn't find it anywhere and the feed store was soldout. I finally found some on Cackle Hatchery's website for $12.50 with free shiping last week. I'd order from there again in a heartbeat [​IMG]
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Corid is better to start with. If you still need more meds, then use Sulmet. Sulmet is hard on their systems and can actually make the intestinal bleeding continue longer than it would with Corid, so I never use it anymore unless forced to do so. Corid works very well. There is one type of cocci that Sulmet is not effective against (which is probably what is in my own soil).
  8. davidb

    davidb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2008
    north east Georgia
    They also don't sell it in my area in the feed stores. I order mine on line from jeffers
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Some meds in some areas are just better ordered online. I realize I'm lucky that I have several feedstores around me, though most didn't have Sulmet or Corid until I asked them about it and said they needed it on their shelves.
  10. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    In the past I've always been able to get the pint bottles of Sulmet from the local feed stores. But for some reason they cannot get them right now, & a few websites I've checked also said they were backordered. I was curious to learn if anyone knew the reason.

    Okay, I just returned from the local feed store with a 1 gallon jug of Sulmet and a pint bottle of Corid (amprolium) 9.6% Oral Solution Coccidiostat. It's FOUR TIMES as expensive as the Sulmet!! But I'm willing to use it if wiser heads here recommend it. I have a tractor with a mixed bunch of pullets & cockerels, ranging in age from 10-22 weeks. I've noticed some pinkish stuff in their poop in the past, but today there was a bright red splotch of blood in one of their poops. Otherwise they seem to be all right, active & bright, eating & drinking normally.

    Which should I give, the Sulmet or Corid? And if the Corid, how much to put in a gallon of drinking water?

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