Coccidiosis (dysentery) in infants
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2007
What is the treatment of coccidiosis?
It should be mentioned that stress plays a role in the development of coccidiosis. It is not uncommon for a seemingly healthy kitten to arrive at his new home and develop diarrhoea several days later leading to a diagnosis of coccidia. If the kitten has been at the new home for less than thirteen days, then he had coccidia before he arrived. Remember, the incubation period (from exposure to illness) is about thirteen days. If the kitten has been with his new owner several weeks, then the exposure to coccidia most likely occurred after the animal arrived at the new home.
Conventionally Drugs such as sulfadimethoxine (Albon®) and trimethoprim-sulfadiazine (Tribrissen®) Because these drugs do not kill the organisms, but rather inhibit their reproduction capabilities, elimination of coccidia from the intestine is not rapid. By stopping the ability of the protozoa to reproduce, time is allowed for the kitten's own immunity to develop and remove the organisms. Drug treatments of one to three weeks are usually required. But most often re-occurring conditions can appear.
Holistically a Animal Homeopath would use:
A Natural and effective treatment formula of Dysenteric (coccidiosis) nosodes, Gaertner (bowel nosode), E.Coli nosode, Sycotic Co. combined with remedies suited to the symptoms of the individual pet.
Baryta Carb - would suit very young animals, when other remedies are slow to respond.
China – indicated when loss of body fluid occurs for longer than 3 days.
Ver Alb – if condition is severe leading to collapse; stools are described as like rice-water.
Podophyllum 1M – for long standing cases which have not shown response to other remedies, also another key factor is they seem to be worse in the mornings.
… Other remedies Allium Sat, Ipecac (nausea) Merc Corr
Generally given 3 x daily for a week or longer if needed. If not 100% cleared up, then either the strength or frequency or remedies are incorrect and need re assessing with practitioner.
Using nosodes will help the system be stronger against any re-infection in the future.
AN # 141 Dysentery (Coccidiosis) 50ml $55.00
Formula contains: Dysenteric (coccidiosis) nosodes, Gaertner (bowel nosode), E.Coli nosode, Sycotic Co. combined with remedies suited to the symptoms of the individual pet.
One bottle will treat a couple of litters of kittens & puppies or any other species.
(Drops on body 1 x daily or acute condition give 4 x daily to start with then reduce on improvement)