How long until coccidia improvement?

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How long until coccidia improvement?

Postby natnat » Mon May 10, 2021 9:29 am

My 7 mo old has coccidia and I just finished his last dose of ponazuril a few days ago, I've been steam cleaning daily. I've also been giving him acidophilz to help as well. He is still trying to go to bed half way through the day which is unusual as he's normally a very active little guy. He also hasen't been as interested in food as he normally is. He still has been pooping every day and they look well formed. How long should it take for him to start feeling better/when should I consider taking him back to the vet if he's not feeling better?
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Re: How long until coccidia improvement?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon May 10, 2021 11:56 am

The vet should of said they would want another fecal to retest for the parasite -- are you keeping the dragon hydrated? Water dropped on the nose spraying or bathing or syringe ???? They will go off their food because of the med - is he eating anything at all ? Go over the lighting in the tank please
NO coils for a UVB
Basking temps should be 95-110 taken w/ a digital probe thermometer
this is a crucial thing in that tank --- the overall health and behavior is controlled by the two things I just asked about
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Re: How long until coccidia improvement?

Postby natnat » Mon May 10, 2021 12:03 pm

Yeah I’m supposed to retest a fecal in 2 weeks. He’s eating about half of what he normally does so at least he’s eating some. Basking spot 105 cool side 85, reptisun T5 HO for UVB. I’ve been bathing him more often to help with hydration. I’m just hoping the sleepiness is a side effect? Just not sure how long the sleepiness usually lasts.
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Re: How long until coccidia improvement?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon May 10, 2021 12:34 pm

Placement of the UVB please?
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Re: How long until coccidia improvement?

Postby natnat » Mon May 10, 2021 12:35 pm

Inside the cage 12 in from basking spot
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Re: How long until coccidia improvement?

Postby KarrieRee » Mon May 10, 2021 12:40 pm

ok good --- I am not sure how long the sleepiness last either --- as long as his basking temps and UVB is good and hes eating he will eventually get back to normal -- make sure that UVB bulb is not expired - one year from install - I usually change mine out about a month prior to
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