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    COCCIDIA Please help for dosing of your remedy

    I read the article and have ordered from Lambervet supply. What I am unclear about is how to dose puppies. What I got from the vet instructs only 2.5 ml for the 1st day and then 1.3 there after. Is what he gave me also 5%? If my puppies weigh 5 pounds then this would agree with your 5 ml. per 10 pounds. I am giving half that for half the weight. Yey.

    So I have only 6 dogs in my family. The babies are infected so far. I presume I should dose them all? Wishi I could buy less than a gallon of the sulpha stuff. But hey, it is so inexpensive compared.

    How can I KNOW that I have cleared it up without continous tests of feces? HOw often should I keep treating dogs that are not symptomatic?

    LASTLY, but MOST IMPORTANT: I am worried about my babies that after 3 days of treatment , also acting normal have nearly pee for poop. I can give fluids under the skin if I need to. But nothing dietary is firming up stools. Am I being impatient? How long will this take? One pup after 3 days just got runnier poo when he has hard ones only yesterday.

    I am scared!

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    Marika
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    Vet prolly gave you 5% Albon, you should confirm this. Sulfadimethoxine 12.5% solution contains 3.75 grams per ounce. This is 3750 mg. per ounce , one ounce= 30 ml , so one ml. of the Sulfadimethoxine 12.5% contains 125mg of the sulfa med. Watch out for dehydration and seek vet help if needed. I would not try fluids under the skin myself. Treat 7 to 10 days and see if things clear up. Stay calm, these are just puppies. I have treated all dogs through the drinking water. A bad case could take 3 to 4 wks to clear. You will know cocci is being killed as symptoms clear up,I always treat another 3 or 4 days. If more info is needed post again or pm me.

    Good Luck , oldhounddog

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    I tried to order sulfadimethoxine from Lambert Vet supply and they do not sell it any longer. They now sell sulfamethoxine and said it was the same as sulfadimethoxine. Is that true?
    I know I posted this under 'Reply', but I am new and don't yet know how to post. Could use advise on that too.

    Donzie

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    Donzie57,

    Lambert Vet Supply should have sulfadimethoxine. When at the LVS web page just put the name of the product into the LVS quick search box ie: sulfadimethoxine , Di-methox or Sulfadimethox should take you to a page with that product. I checked it works............ This is generic Albon and if Lambert is out of stock you can check with Jeffers pet supply or Revival animal health. If you still have trouble call them on the phone.

    >They now sell sulfamethoxine and said it was the same as sulfadimethoxine. Is that true? < Not true , they are not the same drug .............



    Hope this helps , oldhounddog
    Last edited by oldhounddog; 04-01-2011 at 06:52 PM. Reason: add

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    Hello I read the article on using the coccidia treatment from lvs and was wondering...once you mix the generic albon and the calorie supplement how long is the mixture good for? Does it expire? The price os great but if the solution makes 2 gallons Im not sure it would be economical for usage in my kennel because we have a very small operation that only produce 2-3 litters per year. If you have timetable for quality that would be great thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by colenickel View Post
    Hello I read the article on using the coccidia treatment from lvs and was wondering...once you mix the generic albon and the calorie supplement how long is the mixture good for? Does it expire? The price os great but if the solution makes 2 gallons Im not sure it would be economical for usage in my kennel because we have a very small operation that only produce 2-3 litters per year. If you have timetable for quality that would be great thanks!
    colenickel ,

    It is mixed as needed for short term. Just because you have a gallon of sulfadimethoxine does not mean you need to mix the entire gallon.
    In fact it is possible to dose without mixing with anything if you do not need the Dyne.

    If I was going to make a batch of mixed product ( sulfadimethoxine&Dyne) for puppies/dogs I would mix up only what I would use for approximately 3 days and then make another batch as needed as it is very easy to mix. Refrigerate after mixing and shake before use. If you have any mixed product left over after all puppies are well I would just throw away.

    Expiration date for sulfadimethoxine and Dyne are printed on container.

    If you could give me a little more information about your needs I will try to answer any question you have.


    Best , oldhounddog
    Last edited by oldhounddog; 10-25-2011 at 03:54 PM.

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    I recently purchased sulfa med g from cal vet supply and was wondering how to mix it and the dosing for my dogs my new puppy needs it but I don't want to do it wrong do you have to use the dyne liquid with it or could I use water then put it on her food?

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    Quote Originally Posted by houndhunt View Post
    I recently purchased sulfa med g from cal vet supply and was wondering how to mix it and the dosing for my dogs my new puppy needs it but I don't want to do it wrong do you have to use the dyne liquid with it or could I use water then put it on her food?
    houndhunt ,

    I will be glad to help , however, we will need a little more information.

    Please give the mixing directions on your pkg of sulfa med G .

    What is the solution strength when mixed?

    Please give the age and weight of dogs you wish to treat.

    Are you treating for Coccidia ?

    Thanks , oldhounddog
    Last edited by oldhounddog; 02-27-2012 at 07:33 PM.

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    For chickens it is a .05% concentration it says contents of package into 50 gallons of water for turkeys it is a .025% concentration it says contents of packafe into 100 gallons of water. ...also each oacket contain 3.34 oz sulfadimethoxine in the form of the soluble sodiun salt and disodium edetate yes it is for coccidia it is for a 10 lb puppy and a 30 lb adult ...also on a side note I got safeguard dewormer at tractor supply company it was not refrigerated and it did not say on the package to refrigerate after opening it was open for one week with no refrigeration in room temprature I now have it in the fridge should I bbe concerned or will it be fine because I noticed u said it could last three years refrigerated

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    Quote Originally Posted by houndhunt View Post
    For chickens it is a .05% concentration it says contents of package into 50 gallons of water for turkeys it is a .025% concentration it says contents of packafe into 100 gallons of water. ...also each oacket contain 3.34 oz sulfadimethoxine in the form of the soluble sodiun salt and disodium edetate yes it is for coccidia it is for a 10 lb puppy and a 30 lb adult ...also on a side note I got safeguard dewormer at tractor supply company it was not refrigerated and it did not say on the package to refrigerate after opening it was open for one week with no refrigeration in room temprature I now have it in the fridge should I bbe concerned or will it be fine because I noticed u said it could last three years refrigerated
    houndhunt ,

    First off , how long something like a drug or mixed solution will last is determined by many factors. Contamination , cross contamination and bacteria can all be a factor with meds. The mfg may say a product will last up to 3 years , however , this would be an example of unopened product stored under perfect conditions.

    When we talk about meds for our dogs , especially mixed solutions and product after opening , we are dealing with considerably shorter storage life.
    Always keep this in mind because it is important to buy in a quanity that can be used in a reasonable time and should be discarded after that time.
    The goal is good healthcare for our pets. I buy SafeGuard in the 1000 ml bottle as this is used up fairly quick with my 10 hounds.

    This is how I would use the Sulfamed G....................

    If I understand you correctly, packet contains 3.34 oz (94.6 g) Sulfadimethoxine (active ingredient) in the form of the soluble sodium salt and disodium edetate.

    We need to make this into a solution so you can dose accurately.

    94.6g of Sulfamed G divided by 32 = 2.956g or 2956mg per ounce when dissolved in a quart of water. One ounce = 30 ml. So , 2956 divided by 30 = 98.5mg of sulfadimethoxine (active ingredient) per ml. of mixed solution.

    You will need a quart container , I use a mason jar w/lid that I can clean well. A clean (new) dosing syringe , your local drug store will prolly give you one. One gallon of distilled water.

    Measure 32 ounces of clean water into this container and mark the water line with a magic marker. Pour water out and make sure jar and lid are clean and dry.

    Empty the contents of the entire packet of Sulfamed G (96.4g) into jar , add water to 32 ounce line , replace lid and shake well to mix. Now you have 96.4g of sulfadimethoxine suspended in 32 ounces of distilled water. This solution = 98.5mg sulfadimethoxine per ml.

    Dosing: by weight (25 mg/lb or 55 mg/kg) as an initial dose, followed by (12.5 mg/lb or 27.5 mg/kg) every 24 hours thereafter. I recommend you give this treatment for a total of 10 days.

    So , to dose the 10 pound dog: first day give 2.5ml solution (250mg sulfadimethoxine) , second day give 1.25ml solution (125mg sulfadimethoxine) and continue with this dose through day 10.

    I give this over a food source that your dogs likes so all med will be consumed. Feed dogs separately so as to make sure dosing is correct per dog.

    I hope this helps. If I left anything out post back.

    Best , oldhounddog
    Last edited by oldhounddog; 02-29-2012 at 11:46 AM.

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