Dycoxan is a white Oral Suspension for lambs and calves has been created to prevent scours caused by coccidiosis. Channelle have created it using the same active ingredient as the popular Vecoxan brand. In lambs Dycoxan is used for the prevention of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria crandallis and Eimeria ovinoidalis. In calves Dycoxan is used for the prevention of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria bovis and Eimeria zuernii. The easy to use drench comes in a bottle supplied with a spouted cap included. Each ml contains: diclazuril 2.5mg, methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218) 1.8mg, propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216) 0.2mg.
What is coccidiosis?
Coccidiosis is a highly contagious disease that normally infects calves between one and six months of age but can also infect older cattle as well. Coccidiosis is caused by a single celled microscopic parasite that multiplies in the intestine of infected animals, the eggs are then passed through faeces onto the soil and grass where they are eaten by other animals which then become infected. Coccidiosisis still one of the most common and costly diseases a farmer can face on his farm.
What are the symptoms of Coccidiosis?
Common symptoms of Coccidiosis are diarrhoea, rough coat, loss of appetite, loss of weight and weakness in calves. In severe cases there will be blood and mucus present in the animals manure and if left untreated will lead to the animal's death.
Application Method Oral Solution Drench Dycoxan is a preventative measure for use in herds and flocks that have a history of coccidosis. If there is no recent and confirmed history of clinical coccidiosis, the presence of coccidia in the flock or herd should be confirmed by faecal sampling prior to treatment
Withdrawal Period forDycoxan
Vecoxan has a zero day withdrawal for both lambs and Calves
Dosage of Dycoxan
1 mg diclazuril per kg body weight (i.e 1 ml of the oral suspension per 2.5 kg body weight), in a single oral administration for both lambs and calves. Read the package leaflet before use.
Features of Dycoxan
Prevention of Coccidosis
For use on both calves and lambs
Easy to use drench
This Product is only licensed for sale in the Republic of Ireland