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Prevent Clinical Signs of Coccidiosis with Coxicert

Coccidiosis is a costly disease impacting on lamb and calf performance.

Coccidiosis is a disease of the intestinal tract caused by a microscopic parasite from the family Eimeria spp – the eggs are ingested, invade cells in the gut lining and multiply, eventually causing the cells to burst. When this happens, more eggs are released – some invade cells as before and some are excreted in dung.

The latter contaminate the environment, presenting a source of infection to other animals. Contaminated water, the skin of dam’s udders and feed troughs are common routes for the spread of coccidiosis.


Coxicert prevents coccidiosis by killing parasites already in the gut and reducing environmental contamination by limiting oocyst excretion.

  • Treats lambs and calves and helps to prevent further contamination of the environment.
  • A single oral dose – easy to administer.
  • No meat withdrawal.
Best Advice

Hygiene is key to controlling coccidiosis. Limiting the build-up of oocysts in the environment will help reduce infection pressure and the chances of disease. Suggested measures:Keep feed and water troughs clear of faecal contamination.Ensure dry, clean bedding. Avoid overstocking and stress.Turn young animals out onto fresh pasture.

All treatment options should be discussed with your animal health adviser.

Coxicert 2.5mg/ml oral suspension for sheep and cattle contains Diclazuril. POM-VPS. May be prescribed by any Registered Qualified Person (RQP – a veterinarian,a pharmacist or an appropriately qualified SQP). For further information see the SPC, farmers should contact their animal medicines supplier SQP, veterinary surgeon or Downland Marketing Ltd, 15 Victoria Place, Carlisle, CA1 1EW.Use medicines responsibly:

24th September 2019

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