Help with coccidia

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Help with coccidia

Postby susan1919 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:57 pm

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Found out today my Bearded dragon has coccidia.. It was late when they called so i pick up his medication tomorrow..I have read about the toltrazuril and it sounds less harsh..If the dr will give this i wanted to ask about the probiotics..What kind should i get? Thanks
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Re: Help with coccidia

Postby Drache613 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:30 pm

Hello,

Were the coccidia levels pretty high?
The Toltrazuril is much more mild than the traditional Albon based formulas. Plus, it is a
direct anti-coccidial agent so it wipes it out in just 1-3 treatments most of the time.
There are several probiotics you can look into. Benebac which is pretty good & is in powder
form & you can find it at most petstores. You can also get non dairy acidophiliz powder at
most local health food stores. Another favorite is non dairy organic soy yogurt plain or the
flavored type.
I feel that probiotics are very beneficial both for humans & animals alike, especially when
taking any type of medication.
I hope he gets to feeling better soon. Is he eating much?

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Re: Help with coccidia

Postby susan1919 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:54 pm

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

Were the coccidia levels pretty high?
The Toltrazuril is much more mild than the traditional Albon based formulas. Plus, it is a
direct anti-coccidial agent so it wipes it out in just 1-3 treatments most of the time.
There are several probiotics you can look into. Benebac which is pretty good & is in powder
form & you can find it at most petstores. You can also get non dairy acidophiliz powder at
most local health food stores. Another favorite is non dairy organic soy yogurt plain or the
flavored type.
I feel that probiotics are very beneficial both for humans & animals alike, especially when
taking any type of medication.
I hope he gets to feeling better soon. Is he eating much? Somedays he does really well on the salad but not always..He still eats his dubia's but not as many but that may be because i have the larger ones now..usually about 5 or 6 at a time..His poop has been very mushy and stinky . I am really worried about how i will give him the medication because he will not drink water from a syringe..I can drip it on his nose but he will not lick it..He does drink from his bath tho..Would it be possible to inject it into the dubia? I don't have anyone willing to help me..They are afraid he will bite which he never has..LOL..If i use ammonia to clean can you tell me how to dilute it and how long to wait before putting Spike back in? thank you
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Re: Help with coccidia

Postby AHBD » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:47 am

Hi there, you can definitely inject it into the dubia. As for ammonia, I don't use it but I DO use red wine vinegar. It kills pretty much anything, is used in some countries as a disinfectant [ kills cholera + other nasty diseases ] Just use 1 part RWV to about 20 parts water, wipe things down well + rinse welI.

I have read on a dog forum that it's 10% ammonia to kill coccidia.
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Re: Help with coccidia

Postby susan1919 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:08 am

AHBD wrote:Hi there, you can definitely inject it into the dubia. As for ammonia, I don't use it but I DO use red wine vinegar. It kills pretty much anything, is used in some countries as a disinfectant [ kills cholera + other nasty diseases ] Just use 1 part RWV to about 20 parts water, wipe things down well + rinse welI.

I have read on a dog forum that it's 10% ammonia to kill coccidia.
thank you..
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Re: Help with coccidia

Postby Drache613 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:46 pm

Hello,

Yes, red wine vinegar is very good & isn't toxic. Ammonia is very strong & will kill coccidia
if it's strong enough, but you would really need to rinse well so it wouldn't leave harmful
residue behind.
How is he doing today?

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Re: Help with coccidia

Postby fcooper » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:35 am

Coccidia is a parasite that lives in the dragon's intestines. A small amount is normally present even in a healthy beardie, but certain factors can cause them to reproduce quickly and make your dragon sick.

It's a good idea to get a fecal test done every year or at least at the very first sign so treatment can be started. The treatment itself is pretty harsh on their systems, so it's a good idea to start treatment asap so the minimum amount of Albon needs to be used to get rid of it.
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