A.S. Series 73-24
This experiment has not been completed. The data shown were obtained at 12 weeks. Eggs from a breeder flock with a known history of Mycoplasma gallisepticum infection were dipped in a solution containing a combination of 2800 ppm Tylan and 2000 ppm Neomycin before incubation. The eggs were first dipped in warm water (98°F) for 5 minutes and then into the cold (38°F) antibiotic solution for 10 minutes. Batches of 50 eggs increased in weight 6 to 18 grams from this treatment, thus showing an average uptake of 0.68 mcg of tylosin and 0.49 mcg of Neomycin of the eggs were 3 weeks old when set and the balance 1 week. Therefore, the old and young eggs were set separately. Results would indicate that the age of the eggs and dipping affected 7-day fertility and hatchability. Last year the eggs were dipped using a vacuum method.
Number of Pages
Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Guenther, E. and Carlson, C. W., "Turkey Performance as Influenced by Egg Dipping" (1973). South Dakota Poultry Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1973. 13.