Medpet Coximed – Why We Like It:
Medpet Coximed is an oral tablet that contains 5mg of diclazuril. Sometimes when a bird is suffering from coccidiosis they loose their desire to eat or drink, when this happens you cannot rely on a coccidiosis medication that requires drinking water as they most likely will not consume enough medicated water to start combatting the cocci. Tablets you can place on your birds tongue and encourage them to swallow so you know they are getting the medication they desperately need to survive. Treatment course needs repeated 10 days after last dose. Labeled for use in pigeons and raptors. Please consult your veterinarian for species specific dosing.
Coccidiosis is common in young birds and also can affect older birds when their immune system is compromised. Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease of the intestinal tract of animals caused by coccidian protozoa. There are numerous strains of this protozoa and fast treatment is necessary for good outcomes.
Damage to the intestinal tract from coccidiosis can lead to compromised digestion and even death. Coccidiosis can reoccur due to exposure to a different strain than the precious infection or not properly medicating to cover the entire lifecycle of the organism. The most common treatment for coccidiosis is Amprolium, a coccidiostat, which is a thiamine uptake inhibitor. Cocci feeds on thiamine so this limits their food source, Amprolium, despite being the most used coccidiostat has only moderate efficacy.
When treating birds for coccidiosis we highly recommend not using a multivitamin with thiamine, especially if only using amprolium. Due to the moderate efficacy of amprolium we recommend using other treatment options such as this medication.
The ultimate single dose treatment for Coccidiosis in pigeons and raptors.
- Diclazuril, the active ingredient in Coximed, is the safest and most effective treatment against Coccidiosis in pigeons and raptors.
- One tablet dosed to pigeons will cure up to 98% of Coccidiosis cases.
- It is recommended that “youngsters” be dosed with Coximed after weaning.
- Alternate with Medicox to prevent resistance build-up.
- Highly cost-effective. More affordable than other single dose tablets.
- Double strength tablet.
Use while racing, breeding, sick or young. Each tablet contains 5 mg diclazuril.
For the prevention and treatment of Coccidiosis in pigeons and raptors.
Composition (each tablet contains):
Diclazuril 5 mg
Racing Pigeons: Dose one tablet per pigeon once a month during the racing season.
Breeding Pigeons: Dose one tablet per pigeon once a month during the breeding season.
Young Pigeons: Dose all young pigeons with one tablet the day after weaning.
Sick Pigeons: Dose all sick pigeons with one tablet, and treatment after 10 days.
Store in a cool, dry place away from extreme temperatures and sun.