Friday, October 29, 2010
Q&A for ME???
A Question for YOU, Chicken Wrangler -
Do you get the penicillin from your vet and keep it or are you able to get that at the farm store?
Wondering in Wonderland
I purchased my new bottle of Penicillin at Family Farm and Home, but Tractor Supply generally has it with the vaccines in the refrigerator with animal care items. Procaine Penicillin G is generally what the label reads, but the cautionary wording on the label also says not to use it in animals intended for food purposes because there is a "withdrawal" - this means once the treatment is completed, the animal cannot be used for meat (or eggs) for a prescribed amount of time. This time limit is usually included on the label as well, but to be sure, ask your vet.
Thank you for the question - it brightened my day!
It's a GOLDEN DAY -