coccidious treatment

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  1. wwoodacres

    wwoodacres Active Member

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    my friend gives her goats di methenol injectable orally for coccidious is an i.v. drug effective if given orally is this a quicker cure then the water solutoion cures what would be the benefit to this ???
     
  2. Helena

    Helena Well-Known Member

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    I have never heard of this myself..but I just don't know ?? I give the oral corid with their water. Can't seem to manage to get it down their throats orally. I don't know how effective it actually is. I have been told once you have it in your hears all you can really do is learn to control it. Hard and disappointing at times for sure. Good Luck !!
     

  3. windyhollowfarm

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    There are two types of Di-Methox:

    Di-Methox 40% injectable
    Use as a preventative for coccidiosis. Start Treatment at three weeks of age, administer twice daily 1/2 cc mixed with milk for one week (14 doses total) and 1/2 cc dose once a week until weaned.


    Di-Methox 12.5% solution
    Five day treatment- you must treat the full five days.
    Day one: 1 ml per 5 pounds- given orally.
    Days 2-5: 1 ml per 10 pounds- given orally


    Both are given orally.

    I have used both. Last year I switched to the 40% Injectable given orally, and will use that this year too.
     
  4. rhjacobi

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    Hi,

    We also use the Sulfadimethoxine (Di-Methox and Albon are two brands of Sulfadimethoxine) for Coccidiosis. We use Corid for cattle and it works great, but have not found it effective in goats here in a climate where we produce parasites in abundance. Our feed for the kids up to one year also includes medication for Coccidia.

    The good news is that they should develop an immunity to it. We have found that it isn't much, if any problem after about a year old.

    Bob
    Lynchburg, TN.



     
  5. Helena

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    think I will try the Di-Methox this year. Sounds much better than the corid or alban I have used in the past. coccidiosis will stunt a goats growth which is sad.
     
  6. wwoodacres

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    thank you for the reply its not that i didnt trust my friend shes kinda new with them too and i didnt want to take any chances thank you
     
  7. Milking Mom

    Milking Mom COTTON EYED DOES

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    I give Decoxx-M. I bought it from Jeffers. It is a powdered cocci prevention that I put into their bottles once a day, 1/2 tsp each. I am going to give that until they are weaned at 3 months and then they will be on a cocci medicated feed.
     
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    I get Sulmet which is the cheapest Sulfa. When I treat a case of cocci I never mix in water (you just don't know how much will get into the system that way) but give orally via syringe. It works great and the good thing is you don't need to give Vit B afterwards. I treat cases for five days and really bad ones for a week.



     
  9. allenslabs

    allenslabs Saanen & Boer Breeder

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    Where can I get this stuff? I went to the co-op and called the vet and none had it!
     
  10. wwoodacres

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    jeffers online www. jefferslivestock.com
     
  11. MoBarger

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    Corid (amprolium) is not as good for goats as it is for cows. If you do use it be sure you give them extra viatamin B as amprolium halts absorption of it as a measure to kill the cocci.