Pinworm / Coccidia Results... help!

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Pinworm / Coccidia Results... help!

Postby kjinxx2 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:27 am

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So the vet sent me these results with no phone call or anything, I called them back and he'll call me back shortly, Picasso stopped eating two days ago so I'm wondering if this could be the cause:

Parasite 1: Pinworm Eggs: 3+
Parasite 2: Isospora Oocysts: 3+

Both of these indicate a "moderate" amount.

My question is, do you treat a moderate amount of either of these? Could this cause him to stop eating? This is the key it came with:

2 - 4 = 1+ (few), 5 - 10 = 2+ (small), 11 - 50 = 3+ (moderate), 4+ = >50 (many)

I'm wondering why they just mailed me the results and never called me..? Gah. I'm so peeved.
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Re: Pinworm / Coccidia Results... help!

Postby Gail » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:02 am

They are pretty low, personally I would treat just the pin worms for now and once they are completely gone, recheck the coccidia levels. The meds for coccidia can be hard on a dragons system and its very possible that once the worms are gone, the coccidia level will drop way down.
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Re: Pinworm / Coccidia Results... help!

Postby kjinxx2 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:05 am

Can the worms affect his appetite?
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Re: Pinworm / Coccidia Results... help!

Postby Gail » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:39 am

Yes, they need to be treated.
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Re: Pinworm / Coccidia Results... help!

Postby kjinxx2 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:49 am

The vet says they only have the powder form of panacur, where can I get the proper stuff locally?
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Re: Pinworm / Coccidia Results... help!

Postby Gail » Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:47 pm

Any feed store should carry it, look for the paste used for horses. The powder should work though, can't the vet mix it up into a suspension?
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Re: Pinworm / Coccidia Results... help!

Postby kjinxx2 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:59 pm

You'd think so, I'm getting really fed up with them and their lack of communication and disorganization :/
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Re: Pinworm / Coccidia Results... help!

Postby kjinxx2 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:36 pm

I just bought some from Tracie so hopefully I'll have it soon, he hasn't eaten in 2 days now (besides a bite of greens here and there) :/
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Re: Pinworm / Coccidia Results... help!

Postby Drache613 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:21 am

Hello,

I am sending it out tomorrow for you, so hopefully you will get it pretty fast!
How is he doing today? Did the vet ever get back with you?


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Re: Pinworm / Coccidia Results... help!

Postby kjinxx2 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:32 am

Thank you so much Tracie :) he ate a couple dubia today but is still acting funny. Unfortunately the storm took our power out last night so I put some warmers in with him. Now we have the generator running, can't wait to get the medicine. Can you help me with dosing etc? When do I give it to him and how often?
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Re: Pinworm / Coccidia Results... help!

Postby Drache613 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:08 pm

Hello,

No worries, I sent the dosing instructions for you but the syringes have the predosed amount in them for you already.
How is he doing today?

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Re: Pinworm / Coccidia Results... help!

Postby kjinxx2 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:19 am

Today he refused to eat again, he didn't have a BM yesterday either. I'm hoping this treatment will remedy these issues.
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Re: Pinworm / Coccidia Results... help!

Postby Drache613 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:58 pm

Hello,

I hope a few treatments will help him also. How is he doing today?
You could try getting some non dairy soy yogurt or acidophiliz from the health food store to help him with his tummy.

Let me know how he is doing.

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Re: Pinworm / Coccidia Results... help!

Postby kjinxx2 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:08 pm

He ended up eating yesterday, had a BM today. He didn't eat today :( Seems like he'll only rest every other day and once a day when he does.
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Re: Pinworm / Coccidia Results... help!

Postby Drache613 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:23 pm

Hello,

Poor guy, he is having a rough time right now. I hope he had a better day today.
Let me know how he is doing.

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