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moprabbit

  • Joined Oct 2011
  • North Notts
terramycin spray
« on: November 30, 2013, 09:25:47 pm »
Just rang my vets up today to ask for another can of terramycin spray - I think it was called Animedizon. as my old can has just about run out.  I've had it before from the vets  and like to keep it in stock, but my vet said he couldn't give me another can because I've not had a vets visit recently; I've always just phoned them and they've been happy to give me advice over the phone. I asked how much a visit would be even though there's nothing wrong with my sheep and was told 50.00. plus .... Has anyone else had this problem. How do I get hold of this very useful spray?
Thank you
4 pet sheep

devonlad

  • Joined Nov 2012
  • Nr Crediton in Devon
Re: terramycin spray
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 09:35:47 pm »
We've had one vet visit ever and that was over 5 years ago.  Never had a prob getting terramycin. These days you can probably find anything online but seems a bit extreme. I presume surgeries need prescribing policies but I'd be annoyed

bigchicken

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Fife Scotland
Re: terramycin spray
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2013, 09:38:46 pm »
If it was me they would be dumped with a flee in there ear, Who do they think they are, Place to get your spray is an agri merchant or on line cheers.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2013, 05:58:32 pm by bigchicken »
Shetland sheep, Castlemilk Moorits sheep, Hebridean sheep, Scots Grey Bantams, Scots Dumpy Bantams. Shetland Ducks.

lachlanandmarcus

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: terramycin spray
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 09:46:08 pm »
It's prob cos its antibiotic spray and they are trying to reduce resistance issues by limiting access. The sprays you get from agri merchant might be the same colour but they cannot be the same thing as they cannot sell antibiotics legally, they are vet only,  they are probably more generic purple sprays or iodine stuff


However given Terramycin/Alamycin are used for specific periodic minor ailments and ones owners are quite capable of diagnosing and treating, it does seem overkill.


My vet won't give us pen and strep unless they've been out recently but they do give me Alamycin tins happily as they know I'll only use it when needed.

Pedwardine

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Lincolnshire
Re: terramycin spray
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2013, 09:59:27 pm »
Echo lachlanandmarcus. If you've built up a good relationship with the vet then they will trust you not to overuse the product. I think 50 is remarkably excessive however and taking the proverbial somewhat. Our vet lets us have PenStrep as standard as well as Orbenin and the antibiotic spray. We do talk intensively about ailments and do our research before we ask. having clay soil we get alot of scald problems especially at this end of the year so our vet knows the Terramycin.Alamycin spray will halt that before it develops into anything worse. We don't use blue spray for much else as it also has a tendency to dry out the area it has been applied so wounds etc are better treated with a simple antiseptic/antibacterial cream. Anything more severe ie cuts are sorted with tar spray which IS available from agri merchants or online suppliers.

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: terramycin spray
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2013, 10:20:04 pm »
I think a set of new guidelines re antibiotic (over) use has been issued recently, but my vets do come out to the farm at least once per year to do my goats' CAE test, and that counts as a visit...
 
I think it's down to your relationship with your vet... but Terramycin spray is a bit over the top I would have thought....

Hillview Farm

  • Joined Dec 2012
  • Surrey
  • Proud owner of sheep and Llamas!
Re: terramycin spray
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2013, 07:44:51 am »
The man who I use his Ram had this, He said if they are going to charge him for the call out "he might as well treat the bloody foot himself" The vet then left 10 cans of spray to keep him going as there is no limit.

Even the Vet said its a bloody stupid idea but its all about responsible use of antibiotics

Pasture Farm

  • Joined Aug 2011
  • East Lincolnshire
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Re: terramycin spray
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2013, 08:32:26 am »
Im sure that they have a duty to make sure that prescription dugs are used responsibly, I recently approached another vets (closer to me) and registered my Sheep chickens pigs etc They informed me that they would have to see one sheep or Lamb one chicken and one pig before any prescriptions where given they told me it was the law and they could either visit or I could take the animals there. I have decided that I will stay with my old vets as they know me and its just a case of a phone call for my advise or treatments. I don't think that 50 is expensive when you consider the paperwork for most businesses cost 15 for every invoice. I like the fact that vets make visits on (this is no pop at anyone)people who don't use them very often, If and when they do come and visit its amazing the information and advise they will give, my last visit lasted over an hour and the questions I asked where none stop.

twizzel

  • Joined Apr 2012
Re: terramycin spray
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2013, 02:35:17 pm »
Our farm vet is very good, I can quite often ring up and speak to a vet over the phone rather than have them come out for a lamb or such. But they do know the farm very well (we have 40 beef cattle) so it's probably a bit different.


Our small animal vet for the dog is a different story- I asked for a repeat prescription eye drops for her ongoing conjunctivitis/pollen allergy to be told that she needed to come in and see a vet (with the consult fee at nearly 30). When told that she's already under the treatment of an eye vet at the practise they back paddled a bit and had one ready for the next day.

shygirl

  • Joined May 2013
Re: terramycin spray
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2013, 02:48:12 pm »
iv only bought ours (spray and jab) from the vet.
if you find an alternative supplier then check the active ingredients as it isnt the regular "purple spray". we learnt the hard way with a case of scald  :-[ :-[

bigchicken

  • Joined Nov 2008
  • Fife Scotland
Re: terramycin spray
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2013, 05:57:31 pm »
Well you live and learn, never asked a vet for teramycin get mine from a friend, so the stuff you get at the agri merchant for foot rot is no good, and the amunity to antibiotics is down to everybody but the vets. By the way I have a great relationship with my vet who would rather give me medicine than come for a visit and anytime he has visited he was gone in minutes. That what I call a vet no messin.
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