Coccidia & anemia

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by laurelsh, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. laurelsh

    laurelsh Well-Known Member

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    Jun 26, 2013
    Arroyo Grande, CA
    Hi goat friends!
    My 2 year old Pearl has coccidia 3750 egg count on fecal, and on checking her eyelid FAMACHA style (I'm not certified) it looks like a #2, meaning anemia. She is nursing a 6-wk-old kid. They both look and act very healthy. I have given her Baycox (Toltrazuril) and will also do an herb treatment on her. Do I need to address the anemia, and what is the best/easiest way? Red Cell? B12 injection? Iron injection?
     
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  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I'd give her a B Complex shot but Redcell is what I would use for anemia. 6cc per 100 lbs.
     

  3. laurelsh

    laurelsh Well-Known Member

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    Jun 26, 2013
    Arroyo Grande, CA
    How often do you give Red Cell?
     
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  4. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Once a day for a week. Then once a week until normal.
     
  5. JML Farms

    JML Farms Well-Known Member

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    Dec 31, 2020
    Booger County Texas
    The red cell is helpful, but in my experience the injectable iron works much faster and since she is nursing, I wouldn’t want to chance it. Typically I give a shot of vitamin b complex along with the iron shot.
     
  6. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    There is a higher risk of adverse reaction with the iron shot. So if you choose to give it, have Benadryl right there to give immediately upon reaction.
     
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  7. laurelsh

    laurelsh Well-Known Member

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    Jun 26, 2013
    Arroyo Grande, CA
    Thank you, I saw that reaction possibility with iron injection, so I'm not too keen on doing it. I thought I would have to have epinephrine on hand as a shot to counteract reactions, in what form/dose would Benadryl be adequate?
     
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  8. happybleats

    happybleats Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Gustine Texas
    Epinephrine is best (1 ccper 100#) but Benadryl is close second. I like liquid for easy dosing. At least 20 cc and keep the bottle handy ;)
     
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  9. laurelsh

    laurelsh Well-Known Member

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    Jun 26, 2013
    Arroyo Grande, CA
    thanks! I have Children's Liquid Benadryl, 12.5 mg/5 ml. Would it be 20 cc of that to any size goat? Or is there a per weight dose?
     
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