Deccox Medicated Crumbles

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by Tarheel Acres, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Tarheel Acres

    Tarheel Acres New Member

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    Aug 26, 2009
    I decided to get a bag of this from Jeffers, and it came in the mail today. I have never used this before and had some questions.

    Who here has used it?
    Does it seem to work?
    The measurements are confusing. Who much do I use?
    Is it ok to still feed as a group? They do not need to be fed individually do they?
    How long do you keep giving it to them?

    Thanks a bunch for any questions you may be able to answer!

    Steffan
    Tarheel Acres
     
  2. liz

    liz Active Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    Re: Decoox Medicated Crumbles

    EDITED

    I haven't used it but I can see how the dosing directions can be confusing!!

    1 ounce will treat 100 pounds......I personally would not mass feed as you would not know how much each goat is getting as some would be getting more than others.

    0.1 ounce will treat 10 pounds of goat, to measure this, my hubby used a conversion program :greengrin:

    0.1 ounce is 1/2 teaspoon, with a few grains over.

    1/2 teaspoon will treat 10 pounds of goat......1 Tablespoon will treat 60 lbs.

    For coccidia prevention, I use DiMethox and dose each kid at 3 weeks and continue till weaning at 8 weeks, has worked well this year :greengrin:
     

  3. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Re: Decoox Medicated Crumbles

    Steffan, I am sorry I have never used any medicated crumbles so I can not help. I am sure someone will chime in and answer you.

    Ok, Liz was posting when I was. I new someone would know.
     
  4. Tarheel Acres

    Tarheel Acres New Member

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    Aug 26, 2009
    Re: Decoox Medicated Crumbles


    Ugh.....I was afraid someone would say that. It is just so hard and time consuming to individually feed. I was hoping for someone to chime and and say that they have had great success just adding it in with their food. :)
     
  5. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    I use it on my 2 young wethers......I feed them individually and for a 20lb wether I top dress grain with approx 1 & 1/2 tablespoon.....it has worked for my guys, they both had very bad cases of cocci.....so after 2rds of treatment, vet had me to start using the deccox and fecals have been clear for cocci......
     
  6. sparks879

    sparks879 New Member

    I have never used it before, but i would never feed any medicated feed in mass with eeryone eating at once. You never know how much each goat is getting. I dont even give mass medications in water (thngs like sulmet) i always drench them.
    beth
     
  7. donbusbin

    donbusbin New Member

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    Aug 30, 2009
    Most goats will eat from your hand with little effort in training so I just worm mine one at a time. I have a friend with a large herd so this does not work well for him.