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Management

Good management of coccidia means helping animals to avoid disease and production losses whilst ensuring youngstock get enough exposure to the parasite to develop immunity.

Limiting the build-up of oocysts in the environment will help reduce infection pressure and the chances of disease. This can be done by taking simple measures such as:

  • Providing dry, clean bedding.
  • Avoiding overstocking and stress.
  • Keeping youngstock in tight age groups (ideally no more than 2 weeks difference across the group).
  • Keeping feed and water troughs clean and clear of faecal contamination.
  • For housed animals, thorough cleaning of premises between batches.
  • Turning young animals out onto fresh pasture, not previously used that season by other lambs or calves.















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7 Coccidiosis lambs differential diagnosis Nematodirus

Coccidiosis lambs: avoid faecal
contamination feed troughs
Image Credit: NADIS

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Coccidiosis cattle: avoid areas
with high infection
Image Credit: NADIS

Watch how farmer Mike James incorporates Vecoxan into his coccidiosis control programme