Diagnosed Coccidia - Prescribed Baycox?

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Diagnosed Coccidia - Prescribed Baycox?

Postby bltkpo » Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:59 pm


Coccidia haMy poor male, Fawkes, is riddled with Coccodia. Our vet prescribed 3 doses Baycox. Our previous bout of Coccidia with my female, she got 10 doses of Baytril.

I am wondering what difference is? Is Baycox stronger, because the doses are less, and therefore harsher on their immune systems? Should I be supplementing Fawkes with a probiotic while his insides wage war on the medication and the Coccidia? I asked my vet this, and she kind of chortled at the thought.. =/

Any thoughts are helpful. I've been conversing with Tracie a bit in PM, but I thought I would toss it out here to get a few more ideas.

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Re: Diagnosed Coccidia - Prescribed Baycox?

Postby XtinaBeardieMom » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:18 pm

I think Baytril is a pretty strong med to be using for coccidia. Baytril is an anti-biotic while Baycox (Toltrazuril) is an anti-coccidial medication, and supposedly easier on their system. Yes you should definitely give your beardies probiotics when they're on any kind of meds. Give the probiotics and meds several hours apart to maximize effectiveness of both. Give probiotics with food, meds without. Try to make sure they're warmed up before and after you give them either. Hope that helps! :)
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