COCCSIDIOSIS PREVENTIVE!?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by caitlin eli, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. caitlin eli

    caitlin eli New Egg

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    (I may not be spelling it right)
    Is their some type of medication you can add to chicken water every few months or something as a PREVENTIVE against coccsidiosis?
    Or would you just use the medication you give them when they do have it already?
     
  2. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, there is a preventative dose. Unless you have recently moved, have a case of coccidiosis, are bringing in soil/rocks/gravel/new birds from elsewhere or are toting your birds around to shows and fairs, they should develop resistance to the strains in their living area. (IMHO) Anyway, the dosing chart is in Kathy's signature @casportpony Welcome to the flock! Ask us anything! [​IMG]

    Sorry, I forgot to mention the medication is corid, don't know where my mind is sometimes[​IMG]
     
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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Many people use a preventative dosage of Corid (amprollium) which is 1/3 tsp of the powder Corid every given in a gallon of water for 5 days every 3 weeks until chicks are old enought to build up a resistance to coccidia. Others will use a medicated feed containing amprollium, but that does not always prevent a coccidia overload.
     
  4. caitlin eli

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    In goats corid doesn't work and hurts more than it helps. Are their different types of corid for different species?
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Coridis the best treatmentfor chickens since it treats all 9-11 known chicken coccidia strains. It is the same Corid that is used on cattle. The liquid preventative dosage is 1/2 tsp per gallon of water.
     
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