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Author Topic: TREATMENT of coccidiosis  (Read 180 times)


  • Joined Aug 2017
  • Swansea
TREATMENT of coccidiosis
« on: September 08, 2020, 08:46:06 pm »
 Hello group,I Believe 2 of the newly weaned kids have Coccidiosis. they have the runs which has gone on for a few days. Reading up ,its likely this as kids can get stressed at weaning, giving way to the parasite -Cocci. Question is what can I buy at my farm store to treat them ,


  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: TREATMENT of coccidiosis
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2020, 09:07:42 pm »
Nothing.  You need to get a prescription from your vet as the relevant products are not licensed for use in goats.  They need to use "professional judgement" to identify the correct drug for you and advise on dosage (it won't be the same as for sheep as goats metabolise the products differently).
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  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: TREATMENT of coccidiosis
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2020, 09:27:31 am »
Baycox - the one for used for lambs etc. Vet prescription under cascade. Not cheap, but lasts for ages. You will need to be able to weigh them reasonably accurate, and the easiest is to put it into their milk, but if they are weaned then drench is the only option.

Cocci has a three week incubation time, so you need to watch them again in three weeks time.

But don't keep drenching them unless absolutely necessary, there is already resistance to Vecoxan and they will build up a tolerance to them - adult goats should not get ill with cocci.



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