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we have it as a chronic problem here and 99% of the time the puppies get it from the mothers we live on a large farm and have sheep, hogs, horses and cattle so the dogs are exposed to it. there is absolutley no way to get around it...the last 4 litters I have had became infected and it was a severe infection that was so strong they died from it no matter what I did for them. I do not want a repeat of this so i am trying to get a way to prevent the coccidia from infecting them in the first place.
So what about Marquis that people use on horses for EPM? I need a prescription for it and it is $180 a tube?
Alright so what do you suggest then? Should I use Corid 5 doses every week to treat, because if I wait till there are s/s the puppies just die I just lost 1/2 of a litter in 24 hours, the fecal was negative for coccidia but, the s/s were the same n/v dehydration and foul feces with a liquid consistency minute blood in it, ....I am quite frustrated I am a Registered Nurse and waiting till the pups get sick is not an option that I will employ.