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I need some Flubenvet so asked my vet if they could get some.

For a 60g pot it's going to cost £40 :o

I said about the internet and she said I could have a prescription for £12.50 to then buy it, but what I looked at didn't need a prescription, you just had to say what animal it was for and their age.

If I had that, it worked out as basically the same price as what I could get at the vets.

But what I don't understand is that I can just buy the Flubenevt anyway without the prescription on the internet.

What was more frustrating was the fact that all of the people I phoned could only sell me a pot where the use by date was July '18.

One person told me it doesn't have a long shelf life which I know isn't true because when I've bought it before I've the date has been for at least a year.

Anyone know why it is so expensive now ?

I wish my wages went up by at least £10 a year :wink:

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Wow!  That is expensive, it was about £14 when I first got chickens 10 years ago.  Looks like a bit of price fixing going on, wherever I find it cheaper, the postage brings it up to around the £32 mark, still cheaper than the vet though and you don't need a prescription, it may work out cheaper to buy feed with it already in.  Could you club together with a friend and share a tub? 

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Does it work out cheaper to get the pellets with flubenvet added? I have to pay more for delivery to Ireland ,it probably is more cost effective, esp if short use by date.

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You don't need a prescription to buy Flubenvet - go online to somewhere like farmandpetplace.co.uk an order the pre-medicated pellets. They have 5, 10 and 20kg bags

You feed those and nothing else, with restricted free ranging for 7 whole days.

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11 hours ago, Reikiranf said:

Wow!  That is expensive, it was about £14 when I first got chickens 10 years ago. 

Yes, I remember paying a similar price all that time ago too.

It has gradually crept up and up.

I will look into the pellets with it added.

Thanks everyone :-D

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Newland Poultry sell it online too, both the coated pellets and the tub which works out at £33.50 with delivery added on.  There is an online form to fill in first to satisfy the prescription requirements, then you just order as soon as you've done that.  

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I always use the pre-medicated pellets. They do always seem to have a short shelf life though (I assume that’s because the drug degrades quickly) so for my 4 bantams I just buy the 5kg bag. In the past, when I’ve been more organised I’ve shared with another Omleteer but most of the time I do end up chucking a couple of kg’s away.

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Gosh......I'm going to have to go and have a look at my Flubenvet!!  I didn't realise there was an expiry date - I'm sure there wasn't years ago when I had poultry before??!!   I wonder whether it would just be easier to buy a 5kg bag for my five seramas and throw the rest in the future?? ¬¬

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Yep, my old flubenvet powder used to last a while - at least a whole year.  Then we couldn't get it for a while because they sold the company and the new one couldn't cope.  Since then it's got expensive.  The last lot I bought from Moles - but I only used it once - the next time I used it I realised it was out of date!  So I bought the 5kg of pellets - which they'd rather starve than have.  At least the powder I could dose tea time corn as well as the pellets - I do prefer the powder to be honest.

Vet meds direct has £28.30 for a pot - then again as it's discounted/on offer it probably is a short lived item!   Viovet is competing at £28.29 for a pot.  I've bought stuff from both of these companies before - but I don't know what postage is.

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Have phoned most of the usual places to ask about the date and they all seem to have July'18.

I phoned Farm and Pet Place as suggested by DM and they also told me they had Flubenvet with a July'18 date but he did add that there was probably a problem with the manufacturer and that's why everyone has the same date.

Anyway, I ordered the 5kg medicated pellets from them and will see how we get on.

They jolly well better eat them. 

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23 hours ago, Luvachicken said:

Have phoned most of the usual places to ask about the date and they all seem to have July'18.

I phoned Farm and Pet Place as suggested by DM and they also told me they had Flubenvet with a July'18 date but he did add that there was probably a problem with the manufacturer and that's why everyone has the same date.

Anyway, I ordered the 5kg medicated pellets from them and will see how we get on.

They jolly well better eat them. 

Please let us know Luvachicken!! 

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Well, they weren't too impressed when I first let them out into the run this morning.

I changed the food over once they had gone to bed last night - the pellets arrived yesterday afternoon.

They pecked at the food and chucked it on the floor but by the time I got back from work after lunch they were eating it.

But they decided to punish me by not laying any eggs today :roll:

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