August 17, 2021 at 1:07 pm #39444NoName9 NameNo9Participant
Very hesitant about fish antibiotics. Are they safe to take? Where to buy? Really want to add to my supplies. Very confused.
August 17, 2021 at 1:46 pm #39451
I can’t tell you that they are safe to take by law however I worked for a vet several years and farmed/ranched off and on in between the military and have never had any issues with anything I’ve taken. I’ve also been administered third world medicine and if much rather have the fish stuff. You’ll notice the doses are very similar. The question I’ve answered to myself is would I rather have it for my family or nothing? It was easy for me.
August 17, 2021 at 2:01 pm #39452
Would also suggest looking at a farm/feed store they have stuff there.
One thing we use is vetericyn wound care gel for all animals. More than a few times on us for cuts tears and chainsaw incidents. So far no issues I have used expired stuff to no I’ll effect.
August 18, 2021 at 8:53 am #39479
August 18, 2021 at 10:15 am #39485RufusJParticipant
I don’t know about fishmox or fishflex but a lot of animal meds now need a vet’s prescription to purchase. TPTB clamped down a ew years ago on farmers/ranchers buying meds for their livestock OTC.
August 18, 2021 at 12:04 pm #39490
They did but still easy to get I live in farmville.
When does your animal get sick, late night, miserable weather, holidays, only 2 vets for 500,000 larger animals. Once vet knows you most of the farms have a small fridge with the items inside, they call vet use video conferencing to figure out what’s wrong and then do what’s required. No one wants an animal to die it’s a major investment with ZERO insurance. A good bull of for Angus lowlines goes for 5 to 12k.
The worse offenders are factory farms, this whole valley has not one. They have vet staff and just keep pumping the animals full for larger production of meat and milk leading to super bugs.
Here the only animals that get anti biotic are non good ones like breeding stock, work animals(oxen and horses) and guard animals. Food chain ones ZERO yes we lose more animals this way up to 10 percent mortality by processing time, but who wants to eat that stuff.
Super healthy animals from good diet and exercise dont generally get sick, they do have accidents, ie cuts from stuff and other animals injured limbs like humans they have falls and arguments.
Proper non gmo/commercial feed helps alot but it slows how fast things grow, non of our chickens have any cartilage breast bones and are done in 7 weeks. Takes 4 months on outside diet supplemented with grains.
Closest thing we use to anti biotic on animals are diatomaceous earth and kombucha.
We do have things for hoof diseases and pain killers some antibiotics and tetanus, even when we have to patch up a big pig we just separate them feed them beer or still mash till drunk and they lay down and then do the work.on them. Had a cow get into fight with porcupine this spring… first time for everything.
As for anti biotic you can buy powdered tetracycline at the store they have it in bags, the have amoxicillin in same form you can get bactrim in same cards blister packs or in bottles of 100 at vet for $30. I doubt the other vet would sell it to someone he did not know but store does not care, more than once called neighbor for items we have run out of and same in reverse.
So if you want you can still get just need to do the leg work.
August 18, 2021 at 9:05 pm #39501
Northern one it’s not true name of area just suits it well and gets point across
February 2, 2022 at 8:20 am #46161
Things are slowly coming back into stock. Thing is they are selling rather quickly too.
If they are out get on the email list so you’ll be notified as things restock
March 2, 2022 at 8:38 pm #47212
<div>So I bought some high dollar dog aspirin which is Aspirin</div>
<div>Something to keep in mind for hard times
March 3, 2022 at 7:40 pm #47251
Wife got a script so she did a comparison
March 4, 2022 at 10:35 am #47266
awesome thanks for all this.
March 6, 2022 at 12:03 pm #47317John ParkParticipant
Matt, that is great info!
I still wish I could find the full length info on the Shelf Life Extension Program about the extension of expiration dates.
March 6, 2022 at 3:04 pm #47323
Yeah I’ve not seen it in a minute. That was late 80s when I was in the army.
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