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Dog has toxidia (coccidiosis) from chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BustersMom, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. BustersMom

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    Our vet called and said that my 4 year old Australian Cattle Dog has a positive for toxidia. He is not concerned about the dog if the toxidia came from our chickens... but wanted us to know it was present. I have researched toxidia and found it is coccidiosis in the chickens... all mature layers, 2 - 5 years old. The hens had this one other time and I fed them the medicated chick feed and got rid of the parasite. I am reading that cottage cheese will help the dog and may help the chickens. Anyone ever try this method of treatment?

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    To the best of my knowledge (my last parasitology course was long ago) coccidiosis is species specific; ie, the cocci that your dog has did not come from your chickens but rather from another dog. Albon generally works well at curing dogs although some seem to have a carrier type of infection that can flare up when stressed.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager 6 Years

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    I think there *might* be one type of coccidia that is not species specific. @dawg53 , were you the one that pointed that out to me?

    -Kathy
     
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  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Kathy, do you have more information on this? Also the term 'toxidia' is foreign to me, and a Google search did not provide and information.

    Thanks - Geo.
     
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  6. dawg53

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