- Dose the animal with CryptoguardX to eliminate the parasites
- Spray pens with AmmonFree-D
- Prevent environmental disease spread
- Reduces ammonia toxicity
- Eliminate Flies who are major disease carriers
Cryptosporidiosis or “Crypto” as it is commonly known and Coccidiosis (also known as Eimeriosis) are gastrointestinal parasitic diseases that can cause severe disease in calves, lambs, kids and chickens that results in diarrhea, inefficient weight gains , death, abortion and reproductive failures.
Crypto and Coccidiosis are widespread, highly contagious serious economic diseases affecting animals who are pre-weaned, recently weaned, or in unsanitary, stressful, or crowded conditions, as well as after entering feedlots.
Prevention and control of crypto and coccidiosis results in significantly greater weight gains, improved production and lower mortality and can help prevent severe economic losses to the farmer or producer .
The parasites lives in soil, bedding, food, water and on surfaces that have been contaminated with faeces.
Infection occurs when ingesting the parasite and these parasites can be spread in several different ways:
- Animal to Animal
- Environmental Contamination
- Faecal contact
- Infected Water
- Surface Contact
Adult animals can act as carriers of infection for coccidiosis and cryptosporidiosis, with birth a major risk period for exposure to infection.
Both parasites are highly resistant in the environment and can persist for several months, allowing infection to pass from one group of animals to the next or, in the case of coccidiosis, from one year to the next.
Reducing environmental infection pressure is a key component of managing both of these diseases, yet this is challenging due to these parasites being resistant to many of the commonly used disinfectants at the recommended concentrations.
Clinical cryptosporidiosis is most commonly seen in young calves at one week to three weeks of age and in lambs at three days to seven days of age. In comparison, coccidiosis tends to occur at around four weeks to eight weeks of age in calves and lambs.
However, disease can be seen outside of these times, particularly in immunocompromised animals.
As with most diseases, in both cases, the outcome of infection is multifactorial and covers a wide spectrum of disease, from animals showing no signs of infection to those with severe clinical disease.