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Does anyone in Michigan, treat kids for Cocci this time of the year, or does the cold do the trick, I have seven week old kid, should I treat him now?

-- Barbara (, December 17, 2001


Barbara, I routinely treat (here in Michigan) when the weather it cold and damp like it is this year, if the kids are with the moms. If we were in a deep freeze and I had seen no evidence of previous potential of it existing in my herd, I would not treat. I separate my kids from the adults into well cleansed pens so I don't really treat anymore. Keep in mind that the coccidiostats are vitamin B depleting. I treat for 5 days and give at least 3 shots of B complex, the last shot on the 6th day. If your kid is running with the herd, I would treat.

-- diane (, December 17, 2001.

Exactly how do you treat for cocci?

-- mary (, December 17, 2001.

mary, around here you used to always be able to buy Corid or Albon at the farm stores, but no longer. The last time I had to treat was this terrible wet spring when I had a buck kid on his mom with the herd. I had to get the Corid from my vet. I just followed his directions on the bottle.

-- diane (, December 17, 2001.

In the past hubby wa salways reluctant to treat for cocci. then we began treating about 4 yrs ago when w elived in VA where its sometimes wet and hot. We found that treating for cocci routinely helped treamoundsly.

To treat for cocci just get some corid or albon, and follow instructions. if you do the corid method follow up with vit b12.

-- Bernice (, December 18, 2001.

We use sulfaquinoxiline 20% sold at or ask for it in the pint bottles, unless you have a very large herd. Pipestone is a vet clinic so they will cut their gallon jugs down for you. 2cc per 50 pounds for 5 days, by mouth. It kills all the occysts, we start it at 3 weeks, and give it every 4 weeks until weaning. This lets the kids have time between treatments to deal with very low levels of cocci, and build good immunity. Corid is excellent for prevention also. There are lots of sulfa's out there and not a lot of difference between them, has all the directions for them. Vicki

-- Vicki McGaugh TX (, December 18, 2001.

Vicki, Thanks for telling me about the sulfaquinoxline last year. I got my first bottle from Jeffers, but seen it in my local feed store yesterday.

-- sherry (, December 18, 2001.

I use sulfa dimeth recommended for fowl, which I get from Jeffers. Works great on my nigerians and I don't have to pay much. It's like $10.00 a bottle. A lot of owners use deccox for young kids. I'm very vigilant and watch for this potential killer of young goats. With a small herd like mine I'm able to keep pens especially clean and only treat when there is a need. But get on it ASAP if any symptoms show. Cocci can simply overwhelm a young animal in a short time! (By the way, Barbara, we've corresponded before - I'm in western NY)

-- Lynn (, December 19, 2001.

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