Companion-animal vets might sometimes be consulted about the health of backyard or pet hens, which might be kept for egg-laying. As chickens are technically a food-producing species, it means that there are specific legal obligations related to medical treatment. There are also practical difficulties because of the few licensed (authorised) products in pack sizes suitable for treating small numbers of birds, as well as the need to interpret various sources of information to determine an egg withdrawal period.
By doing this module you will:
understand how the formation and composition of eggs relate to drug deposition
know the legal obligations concerning the use of medicines in chickens
be aware of practical problems relating to prescribing for backyard hens
understand how to interpret information for determining egg withdrawal times
know where to get further information