this has now been discontinued – See Vetafarms Coccivet for instock alternative (link below)
Morning Bird Cocci – Care is a formulation for the prevention of coccidian protozoa intestinal infections.
Prolonged warm, wet conditions help coccidian protozoa parasites survive in the aviary and multiply in the bird.
Coccidiosis / Going Light is a common and often fatal disease of finches, especially during the juvenile moult. Finches housed outdoors are more at risk and should receive coccidiosis prevention.
Coccidiosis should be assumed to be present when several juveniles of the same species are found fluffed up on the floor.
Coccidiosis is common in Gouldians especially mutation Gouldians, Green finches, canaries, other British finches, pigeons and poultry.
Coccidiosis impairs the absorption of nutrients from the bowel. The disease lessens breeding opportunities because it weakens feeding parents, preventing them from feeding their young optimally.
Weaning and adolescent finches are vulnerable to coccidiosis because they have not yet developed immunity to this illness. During wet weather fatalities from coccidiosis are more common in young birds and therefore young finches are the first to die during an outbreak.
Symptoms of Coccidiosis Infections:
- Fluffed feathers and inactivity
- Severe Depression
- Weight Loss
- Watery droppings
- Dark green, tacky, smelly diarrhea
- Blood in droppings
- Sudden death
Direction For Use:
Add 1/3 teaspoon* of Cocci-Care to one 0.95 litres of clean drinking water.
Use as only source of bird’s drinking water.
Birds should be treated continuously during times of rain or humid weather to prevent infection.
Keep stock solution covered in a refrigerator and discard after 7 days.
Safe for young and adult birds.
Keep container closed before and after use.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Keep out of reach of children.
Not for use in birds whose meat or eggs are intended for human consumption.
When birds are already infected with Coccidiosis, you will need to treat with Trimethaprim Sulfa
Amprolium 80 g/L Ethopabate 5.1 g/L
*Drop Count: 1/3 teaspoon equals 25 drops per 0.95 litres of drinking water
Suitable for finches, canaries, budgerigars and most ornamental finches