wormer expiration??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Roy Rooster, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,

    I have a bottle of safe guard wormer that I use to worm my girls.
    I was going to worm them today and noticed that the bottle
    has an expiration date of 2014.

    For those more experienced, what is the shelf life of safe guard?

    Could I use that bottle for this year and purchase a new one next
    year, or should I get a new bottle for this go around?

    Thanks
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    There should be a month and perhaps even a day on it, as well. I can't answer you specifically about Safeguard, but I can tell you that, in general, medications are effective for several months after their expiration date. There is always a "margin of safety." It's usually considered longer for pills and capsules than for liquids.
     
  3. Roy Rooster

    Roy Rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks. There is a smudged 7 next to the year. I did not notice it at first.
    It says 7/2014, so I think I am in good shape to use it again this year.

    Thanks
     

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