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I have a 6 month old that is underweight - 30lbs or so measured off
He's a Ober/spanish mix

He was growing fine then just stopped ...
I've wormed him several times with a couple different wormers
His eyes are sunken in, Scours, a little slow but still pretty active (will travel for food), eating, crying out like usual if food isn't delivered to him at daylight...
The scours seem to come on and off. He'll be fine for a month, get the poos for a day or two, Be fine...

The only thing else I can treat him with is Corid.
I've given it to him for the past 3 days (5 grams desolved in a syringe, given orally) and his bottom seems to be drying up but he's terribly dehydrated.


I won't be able to get to town till Saturday.
What can I do for Him?

I've got some vit b complex and power punch in my med cabinet
 

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I'm not sure on your corid dosage but more than likely his problem is coccidia. Don't give B Complex while you are giving corid. Give after you are done with treatment. Definitely give the electrolytes.
 

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I vote cocci. he needs fluids.

Homemade Electrolytes
A half gallon of hot water
2-6 Tablespoons of Unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses or what you have or honey
1-2 Tablespoons of Either Sea Salt, Epsom Salt, Baking Soda or Table Salt.
1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar

Mix well and drench or let them drink it


here's a home cocci remedy in case you run out of corid and can't get to town:

Cocci Remedy
1 tsp powdered ginger * 1 tsp cloves * 1 tsp slippery elm powder * 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup boiling water - Steep for 20 minutes (like hot, strong tea)
For a 2 month old kid give 6-10cc twice a day for 5-7 days
I've also added 1/4 cayenne to the recipe.


no grains until he's all cleared up. hay and browse only.
 

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He needs fluids. Start drenching with electrolytes. Use a syringe and give it to him. Use either your power punch or the homemade solution given above. Even if you don't have all the ingredients, some is better than none. You'd be better if you could get him to the vet for IV fluids...but I understand if you can't.
 

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Mixing undiluted Corid liquid:

Dosage: Mix 3 ounces or 6 tablespoons corid to 16 oz water. A smaller batch can be made, by cutting it in half.

Then dose it at ...
30cc per 100lbs
15cc per 50lbs
7.5 per 25 lbs

treat individually for 5 days 1x a day
 

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He's a good bit better today.
Poos are berries clumped together and his eyelids aren't so deepened and have a slight more color than earlier this week
 

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I would get a fecal on him. Why were you treating him with other dewormers? did you get a fecal that came back with a problem?

Deworming when you don't need to can cause trouble in the long run.

Keep a eye on his temp. When they have a problem with cocci, they do tent to talk or yell out a bit because they are in pain.

Keep up the good work.
 
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