Is Corid safe for bred does? : LUSENET : Dairygoats : One Thread

Anyone know? It doesn't say on the bottle. TIA

-- Patty (, May 04, 2002


Yes it is safe for bred does.

So you really thought I was going to leave my answer with just that? :)

Most adult animals in good health do not need to have any type of cocci meds, they have built in a good immuntiy to cocci. Now...if you are bringing in stock from the cold frozen north and you live in the south than yes give them a prevention of cocci meds, or better yet feed them a medicated grain for several months.

Remember that Corid (Amprolium) works by binding the thiamin in the goats system. The cocci occyst needs thiamin to turn from a peaceful creature in all goats system to a blood sucking, intestine scarring parasite. So do not over use Corid, or use it for prolonged periods of time. Vicki

-- Vicki McGaugh TX (, May 04, 2002.

Thankyou so much Vicki!! I totally respect your knowledge, that is why I posted here on a weekend, (no vets around..)

I'm not being evasive, I could explain in great detail, but...


-- Patty (, May 04, 2002.

Vicki, what about cocci and youngsters? Do you have any info on what percentage of kids contract this? This still seems to be the bane of breeders I know and I myself give a cocci preventative at around a month of age to all baby goats I sell.

-- Lynn (, May 05, 2002.

We simply can't get from birth to weaning without prevention. Even if we don't see the tale tell signs of diarrhea with blood or death, we will see stunting, unthrifty appearances, or that classic, potbellied look. This goes on to smaller adults who never seem to grow to their potential and never really "look" right. When you look at them you think to yourself "they look wormy". So we use prevention. And honestly it makes little difference what we use. Corid or any of the sulfa's work. What has been great is having Lasalocid mixed into our grain mix so by the time the kids are weaned they are eating enough of the grain to keep their blood levels up, so we don't see cocci problems in the junior pen. By the time they are yearlings they could go off the grain since lasalocid does not kill all the lifecycles of cocci, just the harmful ones, so they have built a good immunity. I would not use Rumensin because it completely sterilizes the goats system of all cocci, a very unnatural state. Vicki

-- Vicki McGaugh TX (, May 05, 2002.

Vicki what ratio do you use the Lasalocid? I've been mixing in a starter. This sounds much better since I also have a ration mixed.

-- Patty (, May 06, 2002.

I live in NE Louisiana. I raise Nigerian Dwarf& Pygmy goats. Coccidiosis in goats is a BIG problem here. I have done research for 5 years & found Bird droppings to be the major cause. It has only affected my babies. I feed Purina Show Chow Goat, medicated with Decoquinate but this don't seem to help. Any help is appreciated.

-- Frances Keener (, February 11, 2003.

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