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Please note that as of 31ˢᵗ July 2020, Elanco no longer owns Vecoxan (diclazuril).

Good management of coccidia means helping animals to avoid disease and production losses whilst ensuring youngstock get enough exposure to the parasite to develop immunity.

Limiting the build-up of oocysts in the environment will help reduce infection pressure and the chances of disease. This can be done by taking simple measures such as:

  • Providing dry, clean bedding.
  • Avoiding overstocking and stress.
  • Keeping youngstock in tight age groups (ideally no more than 2 weeks difference across the group).
  • Keeping feed and water troughs clean and clear of faecal contamination.
  • For housed animals, thorough cleaning of premises between batches.
  • Turning young animals out onto fresh pasture, not previously used that season by other lambs or calves.
7 Coccidiosis lambs differential diagnosis Nematodirus

Coccidiosis lambs: avoid faecal
contamination feed troughs
Image Credit: NADIS

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Coccidiosis cattle: avoid areas
with high infection
Image Credit: NADIS