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I have a 7 week old chick that I believe has coccidiosis. I have lost a chick to this a few months ago and just treated goats using the corid. ( Vet confirmed goats and 1st chicken had coccidiosis from fecal sample). I have several questions. First would it be safe to treat without a vet confirmation? If it is not coccidia will it harm them to give them the treatment? I really don't have the money today for another vet visit!

 

Also is my dosing correct? Liquid corid 9.6%, 5.6 ML per gallon?

 

And one last question. Does anyone know if it is safe for my rabbit to drink the water with the corid? Should I separate her during the 5 day treatment?

 

Thanks in advance for any help!

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I have a 7 week old chick that I believe has coccidiosis. I have lost a chick to this a few months ago and just treated goats using the corid. ( Vet confirmed goats and 1st chicken had coccidiosis from fecal sample). I have several questions. First would it be safe to treat without a vet confirmation? If it is not coccidia will it harm them to give them the treatment? I really don't have the money today for another vet visit!

 

Also is my dosing correct? Liquid corid 9.6%, 5.6 ML per gallon?

 

And one last question. Does anyone know if it is safe for my rabbit to drink the water with the corid? Should I separate her during the 5 day treatment?

 

Thanks in advance for any help!

No, the correct dose for chickens is 9.5 ml (2 teaspoons) per gallon for five days, then 2.375 ml (1/2 teaspoon) for 7-14 days. Rabbits can have amporlium,, but I don't think they're supposed to get as much as chickens, so might be best to to separate your rabbit.

 

Brand name Corid is labeled cattle, so let's use the instructions for AmproMed instead. They are the same, both are 9.6% ampolium.

 

Source: http://www.animalhealthinternational.com/animalhealthinternational.com/media/Animal-Health-International/Training/Bimeda/AmproMed-P-Poultry-Liquid.pdf

 

I start by converting to metric.

 

9.6% Corid = 16 ounces = 473.176 ml

@ 0.024%, 473.176 ml makes 50 gallons, so 473.176 ÷ 50 = 9.46352 ml and I round up to 9.5 ml ( or 2 teaspoons) for one gallon.

 

The 0.012% amount is 1/2 that (4.75ml or 1 teaspoons) and the 0.006% amount is 1/4 the 0.024% amount (2.375 ml or 1/2 teaspoon)

 

Does that help?

 

-Kathy

post #3 of 8

And yes, safe to treat without vet confirmation.

 

-Kathy

post #4 of 8
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Thank you so much Kathy! I mixed it up as per your instructions and put her in the coop away from the bigger chickens to make sure she was able to get to the water. I did see her drink but how will I know if she is getting enough and how long before I should see any improvement?
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You can give her a jump start by giving an oral drench in addition to her medicated water. How much does she weigh?

-Kathy
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If you suspect coccidia, it's always better to treat right away. Delaying treatment for even a day can be fatal. Treatment for coccidia isn't really a medication like antibiotics. Amprolium is a thiamine blocker and is completely safe to use. It can't do any harm even if it ends up not being coccidia.

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I have started with adding the corid to the water I just was not sure how much she was drinking. She already seems a little better but if tomorrow she hasn't improved any more I will try the drench.

@ Kathy... I have no idea how much she weighs. She is a SLW and she is 7 weeks old

I just treated goats that were 20lbs and the dose was 3ccs but no idea what that would translate to for poultry.
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I have started with adding the corid to the water I just was not sure how much she was drinking. She already seems a little better but if tomorrow she hasn't improved any more I will try the drench.

@ Kathy... I have no idea how much she weighs. She is a SLW and she is 7 weeks old

I just treated goats that were 20lbs and the dose was 3ccs but no idea what that would translate to for poultry.

Sliver Laced Wyandotte? If so, I think a normal sized one at 7 weeks is about 500 grams. One that's 500 grams can have 0.1ml orally.

-Kathy
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