Coccidia count? Are meds needed? (pics included)

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Coccidia count? Are meds needed? (pics included)

Postby Katie007 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:02 pm

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I just did a fecal on my Stewart and I'm 99% sure he has Coccidia. I tried to take a few pictures through the microscope, and they're not very good, but I'm hoping they're good enough for someone to see if this count is too high and needs to be treated. If so, what medicine should be used and what dosage. Stewart is pretty small (24 grams and his hatch date is 11/04/12). Also, if he has Coccidia, is it likely my 11 month old Norbert has it also? I've tried my best to be very careful about cross contamination but I'm not sure if I've been careful enough. Both dragons are eating and acting normally.

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I've had Stewart for over a month so I dont think its (if its high counts) due to stress. He has been gaining weight and eating normally (both dubia and greens).
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Postby brittani299 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:40 pm

Go to www.beardeddragon.co they have cheap medication and the ladies are very helpful. I would just send them an email ad they can help you out. I have used them and they are great.
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Postby Katie007 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:52 pm

Yeah, thats were my kit for doing DIY fecals is from. I dont want to buy medicine until I'm positive what to buy and if I really need to though. I'm pretty sure I need Ponazuril just from searching around on here though.
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Postby Katie007 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:04 pm

I might go ahead and just buy some meds, but the dosing chart they have on the site starts at dragons that are 50 grams. Stewarts only 24 grams, so I'm still not sure if it's safe to treat him.
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Postby brittani299 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:07 pm

When daisy had coccidia they gave me 5% toltrazuril. It starts out at 50g weight. Her infection was gone soon after I started the meds
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Postby Katie007 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:08 pm

So a 24 gram dragon can't be treated?
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Postby brittani299 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:20 pm

I am not sure. I would email them and ask. They might have lower doses for smaller beardies.
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Postby Katie007 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:35 pm

Just emailed :)
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Postby brittani299 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:37 pm

I am pretty sure they will know. They are so nice and helpful :)
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Postby Katie007 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:00 pm

She emailed back and said "If you calculate the dosage for 24 grams it comes to .0096 or rounded it comes to .01 , the same dose as a 25 g dragon.
Toltrazuril is very mild and safe, so I wouldn’t hesitate to treat him." so I'm feeling much better about this. I also sent her a picture to confirm what I saw. Hopefully this wont turn into another Coccidia horror story. :?
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Postby brittani299 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:05 pm

I think that you will be fine :) I didnt know anything about the meds and was so confused about them but she gives you really clear instructions. It is very helpful. Dasiys cleared and she hasnt had anything since. I believe she got sick in October.
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Postby Katie007 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:07 pm

That makes me feel a lot better. I'm just so nervous because Stewart is so small, but I'm confident that I can take care of this right. :)
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Postby bubbababy99 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:20 pm

I am going thru all the same stuff as you right now , I just made an order tonight .... There is a number on the website with a number you can call and text that was how I got ahold of her tonight :) Hope that helps...
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Postby Katie007 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:23 pm

She actually just emailed me back again. She's SO nice!
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Postby bubbababy99 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:25 pm

Yes I must agree! :) ...
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