Corid questions...

Discussion in 'Dairy Goat Info' started by MiddleRiver, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. MiddleRiver

    MiddleRiver New Member

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    So i got my Corid today, and re-read the Corid article in goat keeping 101 - but still have a couple questions.

    It only lists the treatment dose ( 6 or 6.25 cc per 25# ), should i first do a treatment dose and then do a prevention sized doses after that ? If so, what is the prevention doses ?

    Also, i give this once a day for 5 days - when do i repeat ? How long should i use this ( till the kids are what age ? )

    Thanks !
     
  2. NubianSoaps.com

    NubianSoaps.com New Member

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    It's doubtful you need to listen to a Texas breeder on cocci meds :)

    I start before the kids are 3 weeks old, do the Corid straight..prevention and treatment are the same well except with treatment you are also doing fluids and banamine and hoping you don't ruin the goatling. 5 days than repeat every 21 days. Here until I wean them. I haven't had cocci here yet, but then I also havne't skipped any prevention.

    This is definetly the high end dose of corid and if you aren't fecaling to know if you have cocci problems that far north it is likely over the top for you. Now if you purchased kids this spring from a herd this far south or who has told you they have cocci problems, than Corid is definetly the answer. Vicki
     

  3. MiddleRiver

    MiddleRiver New Member

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    Thanks Vicki !

    So since i'm far north, can i give a smaller dose ? I've fecaled myself, but never found cocci, however i am new to it as well. Last year before i knew what i do now, i only had one doeling born, and she grew very slow - infact as a yearling was only 90 lbs or so ( not bred last fall due to her size - she is an Alpine ), and this year, especailly with better stock i want to make sure they reach their full potential. I wish i would have found out sooner on the cocci prevention methods, as most everybody is now 3+ months old - is it too late ? Would one treatment be enough ?

    I did buy kids this year - 2 from the bottom of MN, and one from WA - both places said they reccomend cocci prevention.

    Thanks !
     
  4. NubianSoaps.com

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    Smaller kids do come from genetics, worms and not enough calcium in the diet.

    Use this dosage, I am having wonderful success with it, perhaps later on you will find out when you do fecal more that you don't need to use it at all. It certainly isn't hurting anything.

    But think of your kids as a management program...good quality and lots of colostrum for 12 hours, as much milk as you can spare to the best kids you keep...disbudding early, vaccinations, worming, cocci prevention, good food good hay. This gives you kids you can easily breed that first year. Vicki
     
  5. MiddleRiver

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    Thanks Vicki - i'll go ahead and use this doseage then - how many times would you suggest i repeat ?

    Yep, i'm pretty sure i wasn't feeding correctly last year either - this year i have really stepped it up with the alfalfa pellets and other changes- i already see a difference - i'm hopeing to be able to breed all but one of my doelings this fall if they make their weight - the other one may just take longer to grow - she was out of a yearling FF that had twins and was small at birth, and her breeder said i may be sorry if i don't wait till she is a yearling to be bred - and the breeder knows her goats better then i do, but she has cought up pretty darn good.

    They are still getting all the milk i can spare, well three are anyways - the other two were dam raised and had to be weaned at 2.5 mo. due to their dam's health - and of course won't drink milk any other way now, but they eat solilds great. The rest are about 3.5+ months old, and i give them all the milk i get, however that is now down due to having to use the am feeding for a calf now - so they only get PM feedings, but that just started a week ago.

    I just want to improve my management and have nice big, healthy goats that can produce well for me :+) Thanks !
     
  6. NubianSoaps.com

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    I stop all my prevention when they are 8 months old and being bred, then I start fecaling...although I have been looking at fecals alot more this year with this new Corid dosage. Vicki
     
  7. Ravens Haven

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    Do you give the full dosage all five days? or do you cut it in half days 2-5 like when using Dimethox 12.5%?

    Thanks
    Autumn
     
  8. MiddleRiver

    MiddleRiver New Member

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    Good question - i was planning on doing the full dose all five days - should i not ?
     
  9. Belle

    Belle New Member

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    With corid, I give the full dose for all five days (6.25 ccs per 25 lbs).
     
  10. Kaye White

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    Give the full dose for all 5 days. There's no step-down like Sulfadimethoxine.
    Kaye