Oh wow, I had no idea that toxoplasmosis had a treatment plan. Well, I'm giving this doe until next week. She was bred with our buck about 18 days ago, and the vet saw on the ultrasound that she was cycling that day. I had put her with the buck the day before and as soon as I got home from the vet, I had placed her back with him. That was 18 days ago. I really hope she doesn't go into heat again in about 3 days or so. If not, and we're suspecting she's finally pregnant, can I get her tested for toxo?As far as I know, yes they can go on to have viable pregnancies after treatment. However, you need to talk at length with your vet.
If toxoplasmosis is the cause of abortion in a herd, a veterinarian should be consulted. Feeding decoquinate (2 mg/kg bw/day) or monensin (15-30 mg/head/day) throughout pregnancy may reduce the abortion rate in a herd with a history of toxoplasmosis. Sulfonamides are used to treat toxoplasmosis in goats. Clindamycin (12.5 mg/kg, IM, BID for 3 weeks) is also recommended. There is no vaccine available in the U.S. for toxoplasmosis.
I love the article, thank you! I also appreciate your input about what had happened in your herd.Ugh, sorry you had to go through that. I dealt with too in my herd last/this year and so many pregnancies were lost. That said, all my does appear to be bred now. No issues on any of them at all. I have been feeding DQ, but not sure if that is actually helping anything. I can't tell you what will be the end result as I have about 70-80 days left until kids, but so far so good!
I was actually reading this early this morning! https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/toxoplasmosis#:~:text=Toxoplasma oocysts have a tough,the brain, heart and muscle. I was going to post pictures of all the aborted, stillborn, and weak kids that were born to a livestock group. I was going to share that article among several others for people to be aware of barn/stray unfixed cats and the damage they can cause to a herd.
"Goats typically become infected by eating grass, hay and grain contaminated by cat feces. Sometimes abortion is repeated in the next gestation, but previously-infected goats are usually resistant to abortion or other clinical signs when challenged by the toxoplasmosis organism."