Coxoid is a liquid treatment for Coccidiosis in pigeons and has also been found to be effective in poultry (although not licensed yet for poultry). Coxoid treatment for coccidiosis is administered in drinking water. Contains 3.84% amprolium hydrochloride. Use 28ml / 4.5lt (1fl.oz/gallon) for 7 days. Treat all birds, and use anti-coccidiosis disinfectant e.g. Stalosan F or Bi-OO-Cyst, throughout the house and e.g. Virkon S for their eating vessels to prevent re-infection.
Coccidiosis in chickens is characterised by an appearance of being unwell, ruffled feathers, paleness of comb and wattle and dull plumage. Loss of weight may occur and droppings will appear discoloured, often showing blood, and watery. Coccidiosis is caused by a small intestinal parasite and can be fatal if left untreated. Please consult your vet before using Coxoid for Poultry.
Add Coxoid to drinking water at 28ml per 4.5L for 7 days. For serious outbreak treatment should be continued for a further 7 days. Birds should not have access to unmedicated water during this time. (Note: a 4.5 L drinker would be enough water for a flock of 12-15 birds for one day).
Treatment with Coxoid should be followed up with a multi-vitamin supplement. (not at the same time) see link to Life Guard Tonic below. DO NOT use in birds intended for human consumption and DO NOT consume eggs for 28 days after end of treatment.
From Institute of Animal Health: Coccidiosis is the name given to a group of closely related diseases caused by a single-celled (protozoan) parasite called Eimeria. Eimeria species develop inside cells lining the intestine. As the parasites reproduce they cause bleeding and massive swelling of the gut. This leads to a huge loss of liquid and the bird is unable to absorb the nutrients from its food. Many chickens may die as a consequence.
This veterinary medicine is marketed in accordance with the Small Animal Exemption Scheme which covers small domestic pets/birds not intended for food use. As such, we are unable to advise on it's use for other animals such as chickens as we don't hold the relevant qualification to prescribe medicine for animals. To do so would be a breach of VMD rules. We advise seeking advise from a qualified vet before using it on poultry.