How long would you feed it for, if using it twice a year? A week, couple of weeks?We do a whole herd preventative 'feed through' approach 2x a year with a bovatec (lasalocid) feed, and sometimes use a deccox feed as well. Deccox feeds are easy to get- a good calf starter with deccox is easy to use if you cannot get a goat pellet with deccox locally.
betsy h., do you find that you have a problem with "keeping the cocci at bay" so that it's still wearing on the goats somewhat but the big kicker comes when they are taken off the prevention? I have spoken to a couple of local breeders that are concerned this is what happened to them - that the goats fed prevention simply didn't get the cocci knocked down enough and when they were finally weaned off the prevention, they were attacked by the cocci that was already there and was suddenly able to multiply quickly. They felt like they needed a knock-out punch to prevent or minimize this problem.Remember, Corid is a coccidia-cide (treatment- kills the buggers outright), as is Sulmet, but deccox, lasalocid, rumensin, etc. are coccidia-stats (prevention- keeps the cocci load at bay while allowing the goat's immune system to do its' own thing).