I was asking if corid was a type of sulfadimethoxine, Im not good with meds lol. But yeah I got that about the corid. Thats the only kind of cocci med the feed store had and was told I could give it with la200 when I had a sick kid. But thank you bob for those sites. I have been trying to not have to do rx, I have a very good vet but he does not take on livestock that often so I just dont want to end up being the one that he says 'oh great' when i call lol. But I have heard of the nulfer and albon very often so I better buck up and call him and see if I can get some. But the kids are still doing good, they look great as long as you dont look at their back side.
I have had two Vets in one office advise using the cat and dog medicine Albon off label for baby goats. Then this year I had another Vet from another office that treats goats also give me Albon for baby goats. It works really great. It is a little thick so I mix a little bit of water in the dosage to help it go down.
Corid is the brand name of amprolium; it's not a sulfa drug. I use the little dog/cat pills of Albon, which is the brand name of sulfadimethoxine. I think it's 1 pill per 10 pounds, but check. Easy to give to baby goats. It's sort of spendy, but I was lucky to score some samples. Yes, it also comes in a liquid and an injectable form.
Thanks Bob for mentioning that the Albon comes in pill form. The Albon these Vets have sold me is in liquid bottles and cost $10.00 for 60ml. They can order in the pills so I can have them on hand. The package insert says it is one of the safest medications to use. I have had good success with it.
I think I have some of the albon that I got when my puppy got sick, just need to find it. But I was looking on valleyvet, and all the albon for dogs/cats is rx but not the one for cattle. I find that interesting, but also wanted to share if there is anyone that does not have a vet to get the rx. It comes in big bolus, but with a pill crusher, a scale and some math I bet thats better then nothing
I use Di-Methox 12.5% drinking water for easing diarrhea and for Coccidiosis treatment and Prevention. I use it straight, and it is by far cheaper than the brand name Albon. I give young kids 1ml per 10lb day 1-5 (or for diarrhea from over eating after 24H). Adults who happen to get diarrhea from over-eating 4 or 5 ml. I also give Fortified Vitamin B Complex and Probios.
This turned out to be a good post with a lot of different types of meds to use, I have one heck of a list lol. My first year I had goats I lost almost all my kids to scours, which is why I clean everything as best as I can. Thats why I am freaking out so bad about these few scours. After that first year if I came across anything that was scour related med wise I bought it, I think I have 10 things of neomycin. Thanks brr for the tip, the vet should call me tonight or tomorrow to talk about meds, I dont think he likes messing with livestock much so I think if I say I need this he will give it.
OK got the low down on what I have been hearing on the radio about Bio-Mos from Alltech. This is a natural ingredient used in the prevention of scours. You start by feeding it to late gestation Does and then feed it to kids as well as soon as they start eating mineral which in my case is within a few days. The guy I spoke with said it costs the same as what I have been buying, Purina Wind and Rain with CTC added. His mineral also has CTC and has 2500PPM copper added as well. I will be getting some as soon as I can go the 22 miles to get it. I am nearly through the rough spot with my kids but have more to be born and as always will be fighting scours in them too I would almost bet. Here is the link. www.alltech.com/product/bio-mos
Thanks brr, Ill be looking for that. Im getting ready for another round of kids any day now. I went ahead and gave the does their 3t, triangle10, and a dose of vit a&d. Ill let you know if the vit a/d works since I have not had any kids after I started trying that.
Just wanted to share how things have been here that way if any one is ever blessed with this heck might give them a idea. Like I said before I have been getting does in a month before they are due, giving them copper, cdt shot, triangle 10 (which I guess one of the things it covers is a type of scours) and a 1cc shot of vit. a and d. I have also been feeding oat hay and mixing alfalfa in the grain a week before they are due, because I still belive they need some alfalfa for the milk supply. Also when the kids are born after they have ate I give them the barguard99, cd antitoxin shot, and again vit a and d. Everything has been going great till today, one little girl came down with the runs, I gave her the scourguard asap and already has firm poo, so I think i got to her in time. The doe I didnt know when she was due so she did not get anything a month before kidding. I think the vit. a and d plays a big rule in all this. Thank you goat wisdom for your info on scours, I would have never thought of the vit a
Thats good Jessica. I have been using that Bio Mos and they seem to love it, same price as the Purina. No scours and I have been giving it to the preg does too so we will see if everything works like they said it would. I did have a couple of chronics that it has stopped them from having loose goose type stuff and now all I see are dry butts so I am liking it so far. Lot less work than giving all those shots.