Sunday, May 31, 2009

Albon seems to be working

The Albon we have been using to take care of the coccidia seems to be working. Buddy is spending more time on his feet. He seems to be eating better, too.

Since we are battling coccidia and the Corid didn't work, we decided to put all the milking does on the Albon (no milk withdrawl) and see if they act any differently. We've still been fighting the Mastitis on Glacier, after 10 days of 10cc Penicillin (5 cc twice daily) we gave her a break from shots and antibiotics. The next day the clumps were worse than before. After 2 days on the Albon, she had almost no clumps at all.

Last night the clumps were so large and so hard that I had to mush them around inside her teat so they would break apart. Then I was able to pull them out gently when they got to the oriface. Hubby said the harder clumps are better because the slippery ones were live colonies of bacteria, while the harder ones are probably dead colonies.

1 comment:

Grandma Elsie said...

Wow...sounds like you guys have your work cut out for you... Glad you have found something that is working to bring them back to good health.
Take care of you's also.
Elsie <><