I’m interested in your statement because I was under the impression that herbals can work against coccidia. I remember seeing something about it on the FiasCo Farm site a couple of years ago, where Molly talked about her experiences with coccidiosis and how she came to use herbal dewormer as a preventative for her herd. I couldn’t show you exactly what it was that I read, because the whole site is being revamped right now, but this seems to be the page where most of her coccidia-related info is currently located:Unfortunately cocci is one of those things that cannot be addressed by herbals. They are very small. Run a cocci: worm fecal. Also, any damage done by cocci preventing absorption of nutrients is not reversible. Mine are Feb kids and weigh in around 130#. View attachment 246083
After I stumbled across Molly’s story, I tried her prevention schedule on all my kids last season, and either I got lucky or it worked well for me - I was assuming the latter, but I do have a small herd and honestly it could have just been that all of last spring’s kids had really good immune systems and never showed any coccidiosis symptoms. But if you know something I don’t, I would love to read more about it. If it was just luck last year, I probably ought to have a different plan for this spring’s kiddos!