Hi I have the dreaded cocci in my dirt and my pups get it at 5-6 weeks even though they are whelped and raised indoors... My vet sells me the 500 cc bottle of that banana flavored Albon, but that's getting expensive...Has anyone ever used the 12% liquid that revival sells by the gallon? Seem like that might be more cost effective, since it's the same drug. Any other ideas? My pups don't go outside for this reason.
I use the generic Sulfadimethoxine 12 1/2% solution that Jenny has recommended (Albon). I even get it from the same distributor that is suggested in the article. I use it at the rate of one oz. per gallon of drinking water. The puppies are given this from the time that they can lap water to the time they leave my kennel. Prior to doing this, I had a problem with recurring Coccidia. Since implementing this program, I have not had an incidence of Coccidia and no longer worry that this protozoan will be found in my puppy stool samples when it is time for the Vet check. It is not the best solution to treat an infection, but it is a very effective prophylactic.
Sorry Mericox, it is impossible to get the cocci out of the dirt ..even if so, I have 2 acres...that's alot of clorox! I did call revival animal health who also sells the products in previous posts...their advice was the 40% injectable with a mathmatical formulation to get the correct dose....A 250 cc bottle is a lot cheaper to ship than 2 gallons! I calculated the dosage and mix it with equal parts of hershey's strawberry syrup to flavor it... that's what I use to flavor my horse meds, works like a charm... I'll update to let you know how this works....
I have used the generic 12% albon before and while it does work it is a nightmare to give. You really need to disguise it up well because it must be pretty darn bitter from the way the dogs react. I do like the strawberry syrup idea though! Wish I would've thought of that. I used some recipe I found online where you mix it with some type of liquid supplement to hide the taste but my dogs didn't like the supplement so that didn't help. Like you I have it in my ground and every now and then it shows up. Can't remove it except to have backyard excavated and new dirt hauled in, something I can't afford to do! I too was getting the bottle from my vet,was paying 80$ a bottle. Too expensive.