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Cocci in the Dairy Herd: Ten Tips

In the third part of our series, specialist Ciarán teams up with Glanbia Technical Veterinary Adviser Joris Somers to offer dairy farmers ten tips to beat coccidiosis.

  1. Clip cows tails pre-calving
  2. Don't leave calves in the calving pen for too long.
  3. Feed good quality colostrum, use the 1-2-3 rule.
  4. Keep bedding dry and frequently topped-up in calving and rearing pens.
  5. Batch calves by age and don't mix calves once batched.
  6. Elevate feed and water troughs off the ground and monitor daily for faecal contamination.
  7. Try and prevent mucky areas from developing on pastures and fence off these if unavoidable. Moving troughs around can help.
  8. Don't reuse contaminated paddocks for calves year-after-year.
  9. Use a proper oocyst-killing disinfectant.
  10. If coccidiosis occurs, treat full groups with Dycoxan. Remove and isolate scouring animals and provide these with rehydration therapy.
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Coccidiosis info

Dycoxan drench

Heifer puberty and thrive

In the third part of our series, specialist Ciarán teams up with Technical Veterinary Adviser Joris Somers to offer dairy farmers ten tips to beat coccidiosis.

  1. Clip cows tails pre-calving
  2. Don't leave calves in the calving pen for too long.
  3. Feed good quality colostrum, use the 1-2-3 rule.
  4. Keep bedding dry and frequently topped-up in calving and rearing pens.
  5. Batch calves by age and don't mix calves once batched.
  6. Elevate feed and water troughs off the ground and monitor daily for faecal contamination.
  7. Try and prevent mucky areas from developing on pastures and fence off these if unavoidable. Moving troughs around can help.
  8. Don't reuse contaminated paddocks for calves year-after-year.
  9. Use a proper oocyst-killing disinfectant.
  10. If coccidiosis occurs, treat full groups with Dycoxan. Remove and isolate scouring animals and provide these with rehydration therapy.
Learn more

Coccidiosis info

Dycoxan drench

Heifer puberty and thrive