coccidiosis

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by meggie, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. meggie

    meggie Well-Known Member

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    I have a question about coccidiosis. I run a small rabbitry raising NZW and selling fryers. I have never had a problem with coccidiosis, my livers look great and Pel-Freez would tell me otherwise. I was wondering how other raisers treat or use monthly prevention , I have read so many different things and so many different timings for treatments. How do you guys do it in your rabbitry? :shrug:

    Thanks , meggie
     
  2. dlwelch

    dlwelch Well-Known Member

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    Could you clarify:
    What percentage of your livers are being condemned by Pel-Freez?
    Are you presently scheduled for retesting?

    Do you presently have any type of coccidia prevention program in place,
    such as fecal material removal? If we know what you are doing,
    perhaps we can offer suggestions for improvement.

    I had a serious accident last November. During the time that
    I was unable to personally care for the rabbits, Pel-Freez
    tested and I came up with 40% bad livers. The week before
    this happened hubby had butchered 10 fryers and saw NO spotty
    livers. :shrug: We were shocked that, for the first time
    in 8 years, we had to be retested! Upon the advise of my vet,
    I treated all rabbits. The next test showed no bad livers.

    I hope you get this issue resolved.

    Linda Welch
     

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    BellsBunnies Well-Known Member

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  4. dlwelch

    dlwelch Well-Known Member

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    Please keep in mind that when using medications (Co-Rid, for one)
    in an "off label manner, it might be best to have it prescribed legally
    by a vet. It might be fine for rabbits for home use but when
    dealing with a USDA meat inspected processor such as Pel-Freez,
    one probably should not medicate without following the rules.
    No one wants to get called on the carpet by the USDA and face
    the possibility of not being allowed to sell the fryers.
     
  5. meggie

    meggie Well-Known Member

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    So far so good I guess ,none of my livers have been condemed. That is why I was wondering how to keep from ever having a problem. I will read up on the corid and try to figure it out from there.
    Thanks all for the advise and help. :)

    meggie