Coccidiosis

Asked June 3, 2018, 1:09 PM EDT

We have a 4 month old goat. We were told she was vaccinated for coccidiosis. We wormed here yesterday and she is lethargic and has diarrhea today. Should I use a sulfate drug on her to treat for coccidiosis

Erie County Pennsylvania goats

1 Response

Deworming will not treat coccidiosis. Coccidiosis is usually caused by improper sanitation, poor nutrition or after stressful situations. Treating coccidiosis is always oral and always with a product called a coccidiostat, usually called a "sulfa drug" by goat owners. I would work with your veterinarian to develop a plan. Electrolytes may be needed depending on the degree of dehydration.