Cocci treatment

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by TCOLVIN, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. TCOLVIN

    TCOLVIN TKC Farms

    618
    Sep 21, 2014
    Cobbtown, Ga.
    Tomorrow is my day 5, my last dose of Dimethox 40 percent for Coccidia. Seems like I read somewhere to wait so long and retreat? Is this for prevention or treatment. My vet said she was heavy in Coccidia and I am concluding treatment tomorrow.
     
  2. Redbarngoatfarm

    Redbarngoatfarm Active Member

    614
    Jul 7, 2015
    Southern Ontario
    How’s her poop? And how is she otherwise?
     

  3. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    NC
    That treatment should take care of it. If it doesn't, you will probably have to try a different med.
     
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  4. TCOLVIN

    TCOLVIN TKC Farms

    618
    Sep 21, 2014
    Cobbtown, Ga.
    I gave last of dimethox 40% this morning and had noticed yesterday that she had started back with the scours. Should I go with another medicine or wait and she if it clears? Could she just be passing the Cocci? I have some Sulmet left. She had stop scouring until the dose Saturday.
     
  5. TCOLVIN

    TCOLVIN TKC Farms

    618
    Sep 21, 2014
    Cobbtown, Ga.
    I noticed yesterday evening that it was runny again. She had been pellets so I turned her back with the other goats. Could be the grass she is eating now? Where she was it was only Alfalfa pellets and Medicated goat feed from Tractor Supply, no grass.
     
  6. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    SouthCentralKY, USA
    @TCOLVIN This must be so frustrating to you.

    Would you tell me, please, how did you administer the Dimethox 40%? IM injection, SQ injection, IV injection, orally?
     
  7. TCOLVIN

    TCOLVIN TKC Farms

    618
    Sep 21, 2014
    Cobbtown, Ga.
    orally
     
  8. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    NC
    What color are the scours?

    Sulmet and dimethox are basically the same, so if you had to continue treatment, you might should try something different altogether, like baycox or corid.
     
  9. TCOLVIN

    TCOLVIN TKC Farms

    618
    Sep 21, 2014
    Cobbtown, Ga.
    ok
     
  10. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    SouthCentralKY, USA
    @Suzanne_Tyler could this be something else, but related, like a really irritated gut lining?

    I'd be inclined to give flax seeds for their mucilaginous properties, and daily Probios, for a few days and see if some healing could take place before starting another round.
     
  11. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    SouthCentralKY, USA
    @TCOLVIN What color are the scours?
     
  12. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator

    Give her the rumen boluses for 3 days and do Probios for at least a week.
     
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  13. TCOLVIN

    TCOLVIN TKC Farms

    618
    Sep 21, 2014
    Cobbtown, Ga.
    brown and soupy
     
  14. TCOLVIN

    TCOLVIN TKC Farms

    618
    Sep 21, 2014
    Cobbtown, Ga.
    she had rumen bolus about 3 weeks ago and probotics.
     
  15. TCOLVIN

    TCOLVIN TKC Farms

    618
    Sep 21, 2014
    Cobbtown, Ga.
    I can't get flax seed around here that I know of. where do you get them
    ?
     
  16. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    SouthCentralKY, USA
    I can find small (1-5 lb) bags in the baking section of grocery stores. Larger quantities can be ordered online.

    I don't know that it would help your goat. I just would be willing to try. Her poor gut lining has been through hell.

    The daily rumen bolus and the daily probios as said above are going to be your best bet.
     
  17. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I would do a fecal again.
     
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  18. Emily_

    Emily_ New Member

    2
    Feb 1, 2017
    Louisiana
    I have a 7mo old buck that had tested positive for cocci and today was the last of the 5 day treatment of Albon. But he still has runny poo. He eats but still looks under the weather. Any suggestions? I'm new to goat spot and not sure how work it yet so forgive me if I'm not using it right.
     
  19. mariarose

    mariarose Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2014
    SouthCentralKY, USA
    Welcome Emily. Have you read all the way through this thread? Are you able to get a new fecal done?
     
  20. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    NC
    How much Albon did you give each day? How much does he weigh?
     
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