Kocci Free is a natural organic herbal treatment remedy with antioxidants formulated to help horses and other furry or feathered animals overcome coccidosis (aka coccidia or cocci) and giardia (aka giardiasis). This natural Kocci Free remedy can help your horse, foal, puppy, dog, kitten, cat, bird, goat, sheep, ferret, rabbit, raccoon, and all other animals eliminate coccidia or giardia infection.
What is Coccidiosis?
Coccidia are small protozoans that multiply in the intestinal tracts of horses, dogs, cats, goats, and other animals though most commonly in foals, kittens, puppies, kids, and young animals less than 6 months of age, but coccidia can also affect adult animals whose immune system is suppressed or in animals who are stressed in other ways (i.e., change in ownership, other disease present, etc.).
What is Giardia?
Giardiasis, aka Giardia, are small protozoans that can affect nearly all warm blooded beings, humans and animals. Animals or people can be infected by consuming water or food that is contaminated with giardia cysts. When giardia reach the gastrointestinal tract they swiftly multiply and block the intestinal absorption.
What are the symptoms of Giardia?
Horses, people, and other animals may exhibit some or all of the following symptoms of giardia:
• Loose, mucousy stools
• Diarrhea (often green in color)
• Malodorous stool
• Soft, light colored, greasy stools
• Abdominal tenderness
• Weight loss
All giardia cases have prolonged diarrhea and more than 50% of giardia cases have the top 9 symptoms above.
Giardia can cause scarring in the small intestine, pancreatic insufficiency, and malabsorption syndromes.
People can get giardia infections from their animals. Fecal testing is not as accurate as it should be. People and animals can test negative even when they have giardia infection, so it may take numerous fecal smears to confirm infection.
People and pets that are infected with giardia can get it again, so it is essential to disinfect well. Finding the source of giardia is essential, as eliminating giardia from your home and property can be difficult as the cysts are very hardy. They can survive standard chlorination protocols for drinking water. They survive freezing down to –13C and in drying fecal material for long periods of time.
How are coccidia transmitted?
A puppy or kitten is born with the coccidia organisms in its intestine. However, once born, the puppy or kitten is frequently exposed to its mother’s feces and if the mother is shedding the infective cysts in her feces then the young animals will likely ingest them and coccidia will develop in their intestines. Since young puppies and kittens, usually those less than six months of age, have no immunity to coccidia, the organisms reproduce in large numbers and parasitize the young animal’s intestines. Oftentimes, this can have severe effects.
From exposure to the coccidia in feces to the onset of the illness is about 13 days. Most puppies, kittens, and other animals who are ill from coccidia are, therefore, two weeks of age and older. Although most infections are the result of spread from the mother, this is not always the case. Any infected animal is contagious to other animals. In breeding facilities, shelters, animal hospitals, etc. it is wise to isolate those infected from those who are not.
How did my animal get coccidiosis?
Stress plays a role in the development of coccidiosis. It is not uncommon for a seemingly healthy foal, puppy, kitten, or other animal to arrive at its new home and develop diarrhea several days later leading to a diagnosis of coccidia. If the puppy or kitten has been at the new home for less than thirteen days then it had coccidia before it arrived. Remember the incubation period (from exposure to illness) is about thirteen days. If the puppy or kitten has been with its new owner several weeks, then the exposure to coccidia most likely occurred after the animal arrived at the new home. Often, coccidia was present only to surface during the stressful period of the puppy or kitten adjusting to a new home.
What are the symptoms of coccidiosis?
The primary sign of a pet suffering with coccidiosis is diarrhea. The diarrhea may be mild to severe depending on the level of infection. Blood and mucous may be present, especially in advanced cases. Severely affected animals may also vomit, lose their appetite, become dehydrated, lethargic, and in some instances, die from the disease.
Most infected kittens and puppies are in the four to twelve week age group. The possibility of coccidiosis should always be considered when a loose stool or diarrhea is encountered from this age group. A microscopic fecal exam by a veterinarian will detect the cysts confirming a diagnosis.
What are the risks?
Although many cases are mild it is not uncommon to see severe, bloody diarrhea result in dehydration and even death. This is most common in animals who are ill or infected with other parasites, bacteria, or viruses. Coccidiosis is very contagious, especially among young kittens and puppies. Entire kennels and catteries may become contaminated with puppies and kittens of many age groups simultaneously affected.
How is coccidiosis prevented or controlled?
Because coccidia is spread by the feces of carrier animals, it is very important to practice strict sanitation. All fecal material should be removed. Housing needs to be such that food and water cannot become contaminated with feces. Clean water should be provided at all times. Most disinfectants do not work well against coccidia; incineration of the feces, and steam cleaning, immersion in boiling water or a 10% ammonia solution are the best methods to kill coccidia. Coccidia can withstand freezing.
Cockroaches and flies can mechanically carry coccidia from one place to another. Mice and other animals can ingest the coccidia and when killed and eaten by a cat, for instance, can infect the cat.
Therefore, insect and rodent control are very important in preventing coccidiosis.
The coccidia species of dogs and cats do not infect humans.
What is the traditional veterinary treatment for coccidia or giardia?
Traditional coccidia or giardia veterinary treatment consists of giving Albon (aka Sulfadimethoxine), Flagyl (aka Metronidazole), Panacur or Marquis for 10 to 14 days. In some cases, numerous 10 day cycles are needed. Since neither Albon or Flagyl actually kill coccidia or giardia protozoan, they are not always effective. Kocci Free will eliminate these protozoan, even after numerous rounds of Albon and/or Flagyl have been unsuccessful. Please see our Testimonials Page for information about Kocci Free’s success treating a horse in New Zealand for giardia.
KOCCI FREE can help:
Rid the body of microscopic parasites such as Coccidia and Giardia
Kill viruses, bacteria, and fungus
Soothe the digestive system
Rid the body of free radicals
Prevent coccidia or giardia if dosed preventatively
What are Kocci Free’s natural remedy ingredients?
Kocci Free contains natural organic anti-microbial and anti-parasitic herbs:
Olive leaf – Excellent anti-microbial that will kill viruses and bacteria across the board.
Mustard seed – Used in fevers, colds, influenza with anti-parasite properties.
Black seed – Overall tonic herb known for its effects on teh respiratory system, stomach and intestinal tract, kidney and liver, and the circulatory and immune system.
Pau d’arco – South American herb that is used for parasites and fungus. Anti-bacterial. Large doses or continued use of this herb can cause miscarriage in pregnant animals.
Cloves – Anti-parasitic, disinfectant, pain reliever, tonic, carminative, and antiseptic.
Grapefruit seed extract – Anti-parasitic and soothes the intestinal tract.
Alcohol – Brings out the properties in the herbs and preserves the tincture.
KOCCI FREE RECOMMENDED USE
Animal Weight Kocci Free
under 3 lbs. 2 drops
3 to 10 lbs. 5 drops
11 to 20 lbs. 10 drops
21 to 149 lbs. 15 drops
150 to 249 lbs. 20 drops or 1 cc/ml
250 to 349 lbs. 25 drops or 1/4 tsp.
350 to 449 lbs. 30 drops
450 to 549 lbs. 35 drops
550 to 649 lbs. 40 drops or 2 cc/ml
650 to 749 lbs. 45 drops
750 to 849 lbs. 50 drops or 1/2 tsp.
850 to 949 lbs. 55 drops
950 to 1049 lbs. 60 drops or 3 cc/ml
1050 lbs. and up **See below**
**Suggested Use for larger animals such as horses, elephants, giraffes, etc.: Add an additional 5 drops of the Kocci Free for each additional 100 pounds of the animal’s body weight to each dose. Please note: 100 drops = 1 tsp.; 50 drops = 1/2 tsp.; 25 drops = 1/4 tsp. A one (1) ounce bottle of Kocci Free contains approximately 1080 drops and a 4 ounce bottle contains approximately 4,320 drops.
Suggested Use: Shake Well. Select proper dosage of Kocci Free from the chart above. Give orally 4 times daily for up to 10 days. One 1 oz. bottle of Kocci Free will treat approximately 2 medium sized dogs and 3 adult cats. For infections in birds or reptiles, it is suggested to add 2 drops to their waterers. Do NOT dose birds or reptiles directly in their mouths. Do NOT exceed recommended dose!
Suggested Preventative Use: Kocci Free can be given twice a day for 10 days. Begin using a few days before and after a show or boarding at a kennel or when your animal has been exposed to another animal with a viral, bacterial, fungal, or microscopic parasite infection. For prevention of coccidia and giardia in puppies and kittens, begin 10 day dosing schedule after weaning. This can help prevent your animal from coming down with the infection. Although this is not a guarantee, using Kocci Free as a preventative works well to help prevent disease, if dosed preventatively as soon as you know your pet has been exposed to infection.
Suggested Immune System
Enhancement Use: Give 2 times daily.
Suggested Use for SEVERE Coccidia or Giardia Infections: In MOST cases, it will only take a 10 day treatment to rid your animal of Coccidia or Giardia. In fact, we have NEVER had a customer have to treat their animal(s) for coccidia with Kocci Free more than one full 10 day treatment. However, if you have a crowded situation (i.e., kennel, farm, unclean property, etc.) you may have to do a 10 day on and 10 day off cycle program. This program consists of Kocci Free and Parvaid (for dogs, horses, and other animals except cats) or Kocci Free and Kitty Distempaid (for kitties, bobcats, lynx, and other feline species). Give both products for 10 days, then go off for 10 days (be sure to cleanse the premises well during treatment). Go back on for another 10 days. You will do this until you have completed 3 ten day cycles. Refer to chart below:
RECOMMENDED USE FOR SEVERE COCCIDIA OR GIARDIA INFECTION
10 Day Cycle Kocci Free Parvaid or Kitty Distempaid
1st 10 days Give 4x/day Give if needed
2nd 10 days Do not give Do not give
3rd 10 days Give 4x/day Give if needed
4th 10 days Do not give Do not give
5th 10 days Give 4x/day Give if needed
Where foals, horses, dogs, or other animals (EXCEPT cats and kittens) are vomiting and having severe diarrhea or if they have previously been treated unsuccessfully with traditional medicine, we recommend using Parvaid in addition to the Kocci Free formula. Parvaid helps calm the stomach, soothe the intestinal tract, boost the immune system, helps stop vomiting, diarrhea, and relieve stress caused by the nerves from the coccidia or giardia infection.
Kocci Free has a 4 year shelf life.
How much Kocci Free will you need?
Supplement Fact Chart
Serving Size – See Chart Below
Pet Weight Kocci Free Servings Per 1 oz. Bottle # of Pet’s Treated
Under 3 lbs. 2 drops 540 13.5
3-10 lbs. 5 drops 216 5.4
11-20 lbs. 10 drops 108 2.7
21-150 lbs. 15 drops 72 1.8
151-250 lbs. 20 drops 54 1.4
Chart is based on a 4 times daily for 10 days treatment plan.
Note: Each above dose is less than 1ml.
Tinctures are denoted at 1:4 each having 17% alcohol using organic herbs.
Cautions: Keep out of reach of children. Do not give to animals receiving other antibiotics. Do not give in addition to Vibactra, Vibactra Plus, or Kennel-Koff. Do not exceed recommended dose. An overdose can cause miscarriage. Watch for allergic symptoms such as hives, trouble swallowing and swelling around the eyes. Discontinue use if these symptoms are present.
This product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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