Coccidiosis is an intestinal disease of cattle that results from infection by a single-celled protozoa called coccidia. It is estimated that coccidiosis costs American beef and dairy producers hundreds of millions of dollars each year. However, any estimate would be conservative, because it does not factor in all the losses caused by the 95% of coccidial infections that are subclinical, and never diagnosed as coccidiosis.
Cattle can become infected by coccidia (parasites) by ingesting feces-contaminated feed, grass and water — or by preening their, or another animal’s, hair coat. Clinical coccidiosis in beef and dairy calves can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, weight loss, reduced performance and even death.
Nearly all beef and dairy cattle calves are exposed to coccidia – but many don’t show full-blown clinical coccidiosis (bloody scours). At Russell Feed & Supply, we recommend CORID (containing amprolium) to prevent costly coccidial infection in exposed cattle and treat clinical outbreaks when they do occur.
CORID is easy to use as a drench, mixed in the drinking water, and in-feed formulation, and its liquid formulation ensures the active ingredient will reach the intestine, even in animals with reduced feed intake and low GI motility. By stopping coccidia in the small intestine, CORID prevents more damaging coccidiosis in the large intestine.
Click here to link to the CORID products page for more information. Russell Feed & Supply carries CORID in various formulations including a drench, feed through and liquid. Visit us today and talk to our livestock experts for help with keeping your cattle healthy and profitable!