Hi all, As I've been doing more research into this coccidia stuff, I've come across a few things and I'd like your input. I switched to a medicated feed with decoquinate, but read that it works much like amprolium in that it mimics thiamine. My understanding is that if you then supplement with thiamine, you've made the medication ineffective b/c while some of the coccidia may take the medicine and not be able to move from one life cycle to another, some will get the real thiamine and go about their dirty business as usual. This medicated feed has additional thiamine to help prevent goat polio associated with the decoquinate. Sounds like this is defeating the purpose? Also, looking at monensin and considering a switch. I wouldn't switch from one to another directly, don't worry! But all I can find on it is from meat goat producers, beef cattle producers, and dairy cattle producers, but not dairy goats... Apparently, it does not affect the meat of both cows and goats, and does not affect the milk of dairy cows. Dairy goats have yet to be tested, and because of that it is currently not recommended for diary goats. I know of one dairy goat breeder who uses feed w/rumensin, but have yet to hear back from her about her experience w/the milk. I don't have horses, so a rumensin based feed would not be an issue. I do have chickens, and have heard different things on that from two different sources. One (a small DG breeder out west) said it was bad for chickens, but a large chicken producer in our area said it is one of the best for chickens, but he doesn't use it b/c he also deals with horses. So, I suppose I'm wondering what y'all think of a rumensin/monensin based feed for dairy goats, particularly when they are in milk. Are there any studies out there about it that you could direct me toward? Seems like it stays within the digestive tract, working on coccidia, and never makes its way to the meat or the milk, but I want to be sure.