What is it?
Vecoxan is an oral suspension for the prevention of Coccidiosis in calves and lambs.
How does it work:
Vecoxan’s active ingredient, Diclazuril has a short duration of action which allows the animal to
become exposed to the parasite and build a natural immunity to the parasite which decreases the
susceptibility of calves to reinfection.
Why use it:
Vecoxan is a flexible product
- Licensed to prevent coccidiosis in both lambs and calves
- Allows naturally immunity to develop
- Higher daily live weight gain following use of Diclazuril
- Environmentally friendly
There is ‘no one size fits’ all for treating coccidiosis on farms. It
is important to speak to your vet about the best approach for
Treat whole group 1 week before expected clinical signs:
Requires excellent records, knowledge of previous coccidiosis outbreaks & management history in the herd/flock.
Treat 2 weeks after exposure or treat at time of stress factor (e.g., dehorning, castration, transport, weaning, regrouping etc.)
Reactive treatment: Treat all calves/lambs in a group when diarrhoea is first seen in 1 or 2 calves/lambs
It is important to always treat all the calves/lambs in the group, as coccidiosis is a group problem, not an individual problem.
A single administration to susceptible animals during risk periods is appropriate although a re-treatment may be necessary if the period of risk is prolonged.
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