How soon after Penicillin can I butcher?

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by mulefootwanted, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. mulefootwanted

    mulefootwanted New Member

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    Had a pig with a fever and gave him a shot of penicillin. But the butcher truck is due in the next week or so. How long do I have to wait after giving him penicillin do I have to wait before I can butcher?
     
  2. Mr. Dot

    Mr. Dot Well-Known Member

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    Howdy
    Penicillin Procaine G (3000,000 units per ml) is labeled at 6 days for swine. Not sure about other types.
     

  3. Ronney

    Ronney Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    5 days is the usual meat withholding period for pigs but you might want to check with your vet for the particular type of pen. you were using.

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    Ronnie
     
  4. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Well-Known Member

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    five half lives of the medicine. It depends on what form you are using, if it is an oil depot injection you might need to wait 6 weeks