The Birdcare Company
Coccidiosis is a major problem which leads to many young chick deaths. Common in greenfinches, canaries, other British Finches and pigeons. Acox is what you need...
A liquid treatment for coccidiosis (birds going light).
Added directly into birds drinking water.
DO NOT GIVE WHEN CHICKS ARE IN THE NEST. Always read the label.
Going light is generally caused by a protozoan parasite called Coccidia. Coccidia is common in adult birds and only rarely causes a problem with these. However the adults infect their babies when feeding and the poorly developed immune system of the babies is not able to block large numbers of them.
The Coccidia enter the bloodstream and completely change their form (they are often called atoxoplasma or many other names). These bugs get into the liver and spleen which they damage but, while there is enough functioning liver the birds grow perfectly normally. At around 8-12 weeks of age the liver damage reaches a critical point and the birds spend a lot of time eating but lose weight and die.
By the time symptoms show the liver damage is permanent. Feeding our Feast Eggfood reduces the workload on the liver and may save some birds however the liver will not repair so they will always be vulnerable.
The real trick with Coccidia is prevention. That means reducing the level of Coccidia in the adults (you won't eliminate them completely even with powerful drugs). You have three choices.
1. The top choice is to feed our Feast Eggfood as it contains anti-coccidial herbs as well as powerful immune support so keeps infestation levels down before and all through the breeding season.
3. Generally we prefer the natural approach but if you have a genuine problem, we would also recommend Acox in addition to Feast or Flourish for this season and the next. DO NOT give Acox whilst chicks are in the nest.
This does the job very good
A must have in your meds kit
Had few of my birds looking bit off colour so decided to treat them with this product noticed a difference in them after a few days they looked brighter
Never used this before had a few young Fife’s who weren’t looking that great followed instructions and saw results after a few days picked up and now right as rain
Purchased this for some young fife canaries that looked a bit off colour followed instructions and after 3-4 days they started to pick up again
Very good am so happy my bird looks very happy
This product is great for canaries
My thoughts are that I’ve tried all products for coccidiosis this is the best highly recommend it
Ive found this product helpful in the past its worth having in my med cabinet .the pigeon is now almost back to normal ,pigeons are generally fit all their lives ,but they are beggars for drinking unfit water ,No idea why ,if they get the chance .