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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:50 pm 
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HI there ...I often hear of people having trouble getting medications for their sick birds...I have never had a problem with this..
Here are two places that have all the medications your birds should need...both will post out the meds promptly..

1. Knox Bird Veterinary Clinic
11 Henry Rd
Wantirna South
Victoria 3152
ph 03 98005311 or 1300 132 038
FAX..03 98005944
email: vet@auspigeonco.com.au


2. Vetafarm
3 Bye Street
P.O Box 5244
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Phone: 02 69256222
Fax: 02 6925 6333
Email: vetafarm@vetafarm.com.au
http://www.vetafarm.com.au

Edit: Some USA sources for medications:
peeper lilly wrote:
ruben, from what mike posted, you are in the US, i have done quite a bit of www. research and the following company has the best prices. Cydectin is the name of the product, the active ingredient is moxidectin. Moxidectin kills internal and external parasites.

http://www.americanlivestock.com/p-281- ... ur-on.aspx cattle pour-on, this is the one I use. this one MUST be administered to the skin. i use the 5mg and put it on per the ratio of
1 drop bantam
2 drops standard light
3 drops standard heavy

put under wing or on neck (ON skin). repeat in 2 weeks, then 2 weeks again. follow up every 6 months. i have been told to alternate every other year with ivomec.

the oral moxidectin:

http://www.americanlivestock.com/p-1633 ... rench.aspx this is the sheep drench, it goes in the water.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 2:31 pm 
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Even Tylan 200
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Hi Ramblingrose...Knox have a powdered form of the Tylan which is still 98% so it is a strong form of it...this is an oral preperation that is added to a rate of 1.5 teas to 8 litres of water..this is the only water supply offered at the time of medicating...they also sell Moxidectin...for internal and external pests....both products I would not be without..Just remember though that both of the above products have at least a 10 day egg witholding period...but the eggs can be cooked/mashed etc and fed back to the chooks mixed in with a mash mixture..great for a protein boost for your birds...
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looloo,
i have been concerned/confused as to why feeding eggs from a withholding period back to the stock doesn't actually extend the withholding period? in theory, if the chemical product can be found in the egg, you are just feeding it back to the bird and therefore recontaminating future eggs. it would be safer, although wasteful i know, to throw the eggs away, and then you would know the withholding period has safely been fulfilled.
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Hi Looloo,

on this subject,are there any medications you feel a small time duck keeper should have on hand in case of an emergency?
Or any dietary supplements that would be useful?

thanks

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I wondered the same thing Jacquie. If we can't eat the eggs can the chooks really eat them :? but it does seem such a waste.

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Hi guys to the question of feeding back the eggs to your birds....Look the eggs probably only contain a minute amount if any medication...but for humans we certainly would not take a risk eating those eggs...so feeding back to the chooks could not possibly hurt them...BUT this is a personal decision you will all have to make....if in doubt chuck them out!
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jThankyou Looloo

I have difficulty getting medication etc so am very grateful for the info!

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Hi Nelly...thats ok..glad to help...you should be able to get what you need from one or the other listed..I have joined the Vetafarm club..$25 for a whole year and this will enable you to speak free of charge to an avian vet ..get free samples...and promptly get the medications that you need...it is a godsend..
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Hi

I can't find the moxydectin or tylan on the site. Can someone link me to the pages please?

I thought that once tylan is given you cannot ever eat the eggs again. their are many medications that say not to be used in food producing birds or

Not to be used in birds producing eggs for human consumption, or that might be used to produce eggs for consumption in the future.

It says this for OXy B.
I read it is the same for tylan and amoxil,
Baycox and sulfa drugs.

Sarah.


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I've tried getting some medications from the Knox bird clinic..but without diagnosis they won't send stuff..so basically i'm up the proverbial creek.
If I got oxymav, it says it's a broadspectrum antibiotic for respiratory and other bacterial infections. Is it handy to have or not?

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i think so. its good for mycoplasma. however, i think that if its not working after a period of time (10 days?)you may need something stronger.

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that's my dilemma see..i can't access anything stronger other than an axe in my hand. The vets here don't stock avian meds and are only willing to autopsy birds..lot of good that does me.

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will find preventative treatment program for mycoplasma avian vet gave us at poultry club last year, but it does involve dynamutilan too....i'm not sure where to get from, my vet doesn't carry either. think i have to get someone in perth to get for me.

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can you explain to me what mycoplasma is and symptoms please jacqui?

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