Albon for coccidia?

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Albon for coccidia?

Postby Brittneesmile » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:19 pm

My beardie has coccidia, I just picked her meds up today. The vet said she has high levels. I’m wondering everyone experience with the medication. She’s almost 2. I have to give it to her for 6 days.
Any advice is welcome
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Re: Albon for coccidia?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:44 pm

Ask Tracie I know some of them are pretty harsh--
You can PM her

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Re: Albon for coccidia?

Postby AHBD » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:08 pm

Albon is harsh and you wouldn't believe how vets prescribe it for anywhere from 5 to 28 days. I would run if they said any more than a week. But I wouldn't use it in the first place. There's a much less harsh med. that usually works in 2-3 doses. You can get it here.

http://www.beardeddragon.co/index.php?r ... uct_id=246

Depending on a dragon's weight it can be bought in 2 different strength's, this one and a 5.0%. Dosing instructions come with it. It's the best anti -coccidial out there.
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Re: Albon for coccidia?

Postby AHBD » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:21 pm

Sorry, I didn't see that you mentioned 6 days. That's not too bad. Being an adult is less risky than using it for a baby. Has she been eating well and is she a good size ?
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Re: Albon for coccidia?

Postby Brittneesmile » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:40 pm

AHBD wrote:Sorry, I didn't see that you mentioned 6 days. That's not too bad. Being an adult is less risky than using it for a baby. Has she been eating well and is she a good size ?


I’m starting it tomorrow morning. She’s a good size beardie. I got told by the vet she has large thighs loll
She’s been eating well, she hasn’t turned away her superworms. She just is still stubborn about her veggies every once in awhile lol
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Re: Albon for coccidia?

Postby AHBD » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:16 am

She should be fine. If her appetite starts to lag you can get a probiotic like non dairy soy yogurt. Probiotics help restore the balance of gut flora that the meds. may deplete.
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Re: Albon for coccidia?

Postby Drache613 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:06 pm

Hello,

I definitely would look into getting the probiotics for her, just to help out since the Albon can be
pretty hard on them. At least she is still eating well, that is great to hear!
Keep her well hydrated too, so her kidneys can flush it all through. Let us know how she is doing.

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Re: Albon for coccidia?

Postby Brittneesmile » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:39 pm

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

I definitely would look into getting the probiotics for her, just to help out since the Albon can be
pretty hard on them. At least she is still eating well, that is great to hear!
Keep her well hydrated too, so her kidneys can flush it all through. Let us know how she is doing.

Tracie


We’re on day 2 now, I gave her a bath yesterday, I’m wondering if I should do daily baths or not. She hasn’t been wanting to drink water from putting it on her nose. Lol
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Re: Albon for coccidia?

Postby Brittneesmile » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:11 pm

AHBD wrote:She should be fine. If her appetite starts to lag you can get a probiotic like non dairy soy yogurt. Probiotics help restore the balance of gut flora that the meds. may deplete.


So I got soy yogurt for her and gave her a couple drops.
I also go butternut squash baby food for hydrating. She won’t drink hardly any water. Her appetite is still good aside from veggies. She will eat two pieces of arugula and then she’s over it lol
I also just noticed she’s shedding now. So she’s probably really frustrated this week
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