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|Posted on Friday, August 12, 2005 - 06:47 pm: |
This would be quite young for both worms and cocci but certainly not impossible. Is he still nursing mom? Yes you can treat for cocci without doing any harm if you are careful. I recommend using a sulfa drug rather than Corid. Corid can cause a thiamin deficiency, leading to a case of goat polio which at this young age is most often fatal. Use Albon, Sulmet or Dimethox 12.5% drinking water solution. One of these should be available at your feedstore. Do not add it to the water but use it directly from the bottle (do not dilute) and give 1 cc per 5 pounds orally for 5 days.
A fecal exam would tell you what kind of worms or cocci you are dealing with. Doing regular (at least twice a year) fecal exams will let you know when your parasite control program is no longer working (and it WILL fail eventually as worms develop a resistance). Constantly changing worming meds makes them resistant to ALL of them at the same time, creating super worms. So use one or two for at least a year before switching, or better yet by doing regular feacl exams you will know when to switch. It is not hard to learn to do your own. The microscope can usualyy be had for 25 to 75 dollars and that is the most expensive part....