Baycox - dragon black beard and vomiting after 2nd dose

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Baycox - dragon black beard and vomiting after 2nd dose

Postby DragonMamaOfMany » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:01 am

Hi all

My boy was prescribed Baycox 3 days ago for a high Coccidia count, it was the 2.5%, i wasn't aware that 5% is the preferred one to use and he had his first dose, was ok, yesterday was 2nd dose and I woke today he was black beard and not wanting to eat. Tonight he vomited and keeps trying to vomit.

I heard the 2.5 is quite harsh on their tummies as it's PH level is 12 which is super alkaline.

I'm trying to get fluids into him to help dilute it down and to help with the vomiting to prevent dehydration.

Can anyone else confirm weather they have used the 2.5% before.

I'm so worried and no vets are open till the morning
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Re: Baycox - dragon black beard and vomiting after 2nd dose

Postby AHBD » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:08 am

Sorry to hear this, he needs to get to a vet if he's still sick and get fluids ASAP. How big is your dragon and how much were you giving him ? The 2.5 strength is actually only half the strength of the 5 % but the dosing may have been off or he may just have a bad reaction like some humans do with certain meds. Can you post pics of him now + of the syringe + how much you gave him / Can you get him in to your vet ASAP ? You possibly gave the wrong amount , there are dosing instructions stickied at the top of this page so you can double check how to administer proper dosage. Here's how to post pics :

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Re: Baycox - dragon black beard and vomiting after 2nd dose

Postby DragonMamaOfMany » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:13 pm

AHBD wrote:Sorry to hear this, he needs to get to a vet if he's still sick and get fluids ASAP. How big is your dragon and how much were you giving him ? The 2.5 strength is actually only half the strength of the 5 % but the dosing may have been off or he may just have a bad reaction like some humans do with certain meds. Can you post pics of him now + of the syringe + how much you gave him / Can you get him in to your vet ASAP ? You possibly gave the wrong amount , there are dosing instructions stickied at the top of this page so you can double check how to administer proper dosage. Here's how to post pics :

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Groot is 600g and he was given 0.48ml of the 2.5% strength.
The issue I have read is that it's high alkalinity causing upset tummy's and discomfort in the mouth throat and gut.

This am he's probably had about 8mls water. It's been 40hours since his last dose of Baycox

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Re: Baycox - dragon black beard and vomiting after 2nd dose

Postby AHBD » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:15 pm

So he' still has a black beard there, is he doing better now ? Did you contact the vet ? At least this was the last dose. I'm not sure why he would have had such a reaction, most dragons take it with no problem.
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Re: Baycox - dragon black beard and vomiting after 2nd dose

Postby DragonMamaOfMany » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:23 pm

AHBD wrote:So he' still has a black beard there, is he doing better now ? Did you contact the vet ? At least this was the last dose. I'm not sure why he would have had such a reaction, most dragons take it with no problem.



Because they used the poultry solution which should NEVER be given orally without massive dilution. The one used for beardies is the piglets suspension.

The vets being dismissive and has since emailed all reptile clients stating they no longer offering care to reptiles.

Today he's not vomited, he's pooped, drank a decent amount and taken 4.5mls of Repashy slurry

He will have a sore gut/internals as the poultry solution his high in alkaline and will have "burned" so he's having basically a severe acid reflux episode is my guess.
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Re: Baycox - dragon black beard and vomiting after 2nd dose

Postby AHBD » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:30 pm

Oh, that's too bad ! No wonder your poor guy was so sick.
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Re: Baycox - dragon black beard and vomiting after 2nd dose

Postby Drache613 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:06 pm

Hello,

I know we have messaged via Facebook, but saw your post here & thought I would comment
here also if that's ok!
I hope Groot is feeling better. I can't remember if I asked how often you were giving probiotics
for him?
Definitely continue to keep him warm at night to help boost his system & hopefully he wont
vomit anymore & will continue to take his slurries. Poor guy, he doesn't look like he feels well
right now.

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Re: Baycox - dragon black beard and vomiting after 2nd dose

Postby DragonMamaOfMany » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:16 pm

Hey Tracie 🤗

He didn't vomit yesterday but he did today, I think I gave him too much Repashy in one go, he's still alert, moving around etc, I'm trying to get probiotics in him daily atm, he's not liking them, but happily takes tepid water. Still sporting his black beard for most of the day 😢

His tank is at 26 during the night for now.
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Re: Baycox - dragon black beard and vomiting after 2nd dose

Postby Drache613 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:35 am

Hello,

Hopefully the probiotics will help him out along with extra water. Maybe his black beard will
get better soon!L
How is his weight holding up?
Let us know how he is doing.

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Re: Baycox - dragon black beard and vomiting after 2nd dose

Postby DragonMamaOfMany » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:42 pm

Hey Trac

His weight is stable, the day he started treatment he was 595, I just weighed him now and he's exactly the same so my fluids and slurry must be enough to keep him stable

He's still black bearding, seems to be resting alot which is expected.
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Re: Baycox - dragon black beard and vomiting after 2nd dose

Postby Drache613 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:51 pm

Hello,

Glad to hear has not lost any weight, that is very good news. His kidneys hopefully haven't
suffered much then because you were on top of keeping him hydrated!
He is feeling better today now? I hope his black beard is subsiding, too.

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Re: Baycox - dragon black beard and vomiting after 2nd dose

Postby DragonMamaOfMany » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:04 pm

Hey Tracie

He had no black beard all last night during sleeping and today he hasn't had one either, so I think we are finally on the road to recovery

Thanks for your help hun. X

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Re: Baycox - dragon black beard and vomiting after 2nd dose

Postby Drache613 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:25 pm

Hello,

That is terrific, I am so glad he is feeling better now. Bless him. :D
It sounds like he is getting it out of his system so hopefully soon, he will be back to normal.
Keep us posted on him. He is such a little cutie!

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