withdrawl time from blackhead treatment?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by angidee, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. angidee

    angidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a flock of turkeys I raised with my chickens, and I found out the hard way it won't work. They did get blackhead and I am treating with fish zole (metronidazole). It's working great, but now I need to know the withdrawl period if these are to be used for meat.
    Thanks!
     
  2. De Wet

    De Wet Chillin' With My Peeps

    I treat my turkey with canyenny pepper and copper sulphate with great sucess
     
  3. angidee

    angidee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cayenne pepper was what I mixed in their daily food and it worked great. But because they free ranged with the chickens, it was a challenge to make sure they got enough of it. There were 3 days where they didn't get the cayenne pepper and that seemed to be the beginning of something the pepper couldn't handle. I did try mega doses mixed with their food, but they kept getting worse and their poo more yellow. That's when I went to the meteronidazole.

    So now I just need to know the withdrawn time.

    They will definitely continue having cayenne pepper (and I will try the copper!) as pet of the preventative maintenance! !!
     
  4. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Sorry to hear about the black head.
     

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