Have battling Coccidia with Albon, we were introduced to Marquis. We have yet to try it but wanted to hear some insight from others who may have used the product. What is the dosage you use? Did it work? How often did you use the product?
I'm one of those really lucky folks to have that dreaded cocci in my dirt. I use Cocci-Guard from revival animal health, but it's not 100%.. My vet sells me the giant pharmaceutical bottle of Albon.. but revival sells it by the gallon, but it's probably dosed different from the banana flavored stuff from the vet. I'm curious about the marquis...what is it and where do you get it?
I also use Marquis because mine are in my yard, field on soil instead of cement kennels, so I always treat them. You can use Marquis as early as 2 weeks old. Unless there is a problem I don't give it until 4 weeks. Then I use it every other week until they leave at 8 weeks and we have never had a problem.
Before Marquis I would treat with Albon for weeks and it would still some times be a problem after the puppy went to a new home. It was very frustrating. Marquis is expensive, but I feel very much worth it.
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Marguis comes in liquid form as well as paste. I know the liquid dosage is 1 cc per 4lbs. I don't recall the paste dosage, but your vet can tell you. It should eleminate coccidia in your kennel very very effective. I would also continue using albon because is good for other things.
I've used it many times to treat Coccidea in my cats and kittens and it works very well in one or two doses. Here's the dosage:
For use in treatment of coccidia in dogs, cats and rabbits over 3 weeks of age.
How to mix: 5cc of Marquis Paste with 12cc water. Store in light sensitive container. Shake thoroughly before administered.
Dosage: use 1cc mixed solution per 5 pounds.
For larger dogs: use the paste without mixing with water. This dosage of paste is 1cc per 15 pounds. When to use: -In animals with a positive coccidia fecal. Recheck fecal in 5 days. If still positive, give second dose 1 week after first dose. Recheck fecal again after 2 days. -In animals housed with coccidia positive animals. -In kittens or puppies with negative fecal but more than one day of unexplained diarrhea or blood in stool (1 dose only).
Other: Marquis Paste is safe to use with other medications. There is no need to use Albon at the same time. Shelf life for a tube is approximately 2 years.
Order Information: -Can order directly from Bayer 1-800-633-3796 but will likely only be sold in a case of 4 (total of close to $600). -Can try local equine vet to buy a separate tube (Dr. Cutter 778-8090 for $160 a tube or $640 for a case of 4) -Check with other local adoption agencies to buy a single tube (Dr. Sara White at Upper Valley Humane Society (email@example.com) for about $125 if they have extra tubes in stock)
Update I called the revivalanimalhealth.com folks and got a 250 ml bottle of sulfadimethoxine 40%, they gave me the easy mathmatic formulation to get the right dose, and it knocked out my cocci. The bottle was 25 bucks and it will last through several litters. It was a VERY cost effective way to treat my cocci, and I have it BAD in my dirt. The other method with the 12.5 % and mixed with DYNE is expensive for shipping, so I tried this one and it's a winner.
The thing to remember with Marquis is that it is not a treatment for Coccidia, It is strictly a preventive med. The proper doase for it is: 1st treatment should be at day 3 (1 cc per 4 lbs) and every 2 weeks thereafter. I have used it for 5 years with great success. I havent had to use Albon or Sulfa in several years to treat a coccidia outbreak. You must be religious about using the marquis in order for it to be a productive prevention plan.
Hope that helps some, Patti * *
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***Edited By: lpn169 on 9/28/2010 5:21:17 AM*** Reason: removed info
I have used the Marquis paste on my puppies. It works great. I had a puppy that I got from a breeder and she was 12 weeks old. She began to have pure blood in her stool. Vet said worse case of coccidia he had ever seen. I was afraid I was going to loose her. I had to convince my vet to give me a perscrition for it, because it is a regulated drug and he could not get it. I ordered it and I used it for seven days and She began to have a more solid stool she still had some blood but it was not bright red, it had began to darken in color. Remember I did this under the supervision of my vet. No self medicating or taking things into my own hands. (Just Saying) you have to be very careful to monitor food and water intake and keep an eye on their weight. I truly believe this is what saved her life. We tried the albon first with no results blood only got worse. She is happy and healthy and growing beautifully.
Marquis is very safe, it really isn't even a pesticide it is an anti-protozoa medication. I get mine from a vet, of course, and it is very expensive. It's just something I give to my puppies.
I would also like to say, that it DOES TREAT COCCIDIA.... I know that some information out there says it's just for preventative, but IT IS WRONG INFORMATION. I give it to puppies showing symptoms of having coccidia and in 2 days they are fine and their stool is firm again.
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Marquis (ponazuril) is a coccidiocide. (cide - to kill) Albon (sulfadimethozine) is a coccidiostat. (stat - static or stasis, to stay the same.)
With the rescue work i do with dachshunds, i have brought in some lethal cases of coccidiosis. The three day dosing of compounded Marquis has stopped it in it's tracks every time. The research i have done suggests that one follow up with at least a week of sulfadimethazine (compounded from 12.5% to 5%), which i have done. The results have been quick and nothing short of amazing.
I also preventively treat my litters with Marquis when they wean or if they show any signs of diarrhea after 4 wks.
I have been professionally breeding AKC dachshunds for over 15 yrs.