Goats/cocci

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Question
In your article, you give a dosage amount for treating Cocci, but do not give the medication....what is it treated with, if not corid?

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Hi - so if this is green diarrhea it is most likely coccidiosis or are you treating preventatively?  Different dosings.  Best to use is liquid Sulmet, but there is also sulfamethoxizine (a powder) and there is CoRid.  Corid does not kill the cocci but makes their environment inhospitable to them so they leave.  The Sulmet and sulfamethox kill the cocci.  The Sulmet for treatment is 3 cc/15 pounds body weight twice a day for 3 days along with peptobismol (I mix the two together and give orally).  If preventative it is 1.5 cc once a day orally (need to mix with something sweet as it tastes terrible) for one week, off two weeks, on one week, and so on until kid goat is 2 months of age.  If sulfamethoxizine powder it is 1/2 teaspoon for treatment of a kid under 2 months of age twice a day and again mixed with peptobismol and given orally, for three days at least.  If sulfamethox for preventative it is 1/4 teaspoon once a day for one week and off two weeks, and so on until kid is 2 months old.  If Corid it is same as sulfamethox powder.  These should be oral drenching and not put in drinking water as the package says.  Hope that helps - let me know - Donna

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Donna Ruelas-Semasko/Edelweiss Acres

Expertise

All goat health care, nutrition, judging questions about all goats - packgoats, dairy goats, pygmy goats, meat goats, fleece goats.

Experience

27 years health care/nutrition of all types of goats, 17 years experience in packgoats, 20 years experience in 4H goat projects as leader, superintendent and judge. 20 years experience in putting on goat care/nutrition seminars.

Organizations
NAPgA, The Evergreen Packgoat Club, 4H, ADGA.

Publications
Hobby Farm, many newspapers, 4H newsletters, Packgoat Manuals (youth and general), judging information pamphlets, seminar handouts about health care and nutrition.

Education/Credentials
4 years of college, ongoing education in goats.

Awards and Honors
Small Farm Award of Thurston County

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