Both large and small poultry producers are interested in sustainable management of parasitic disease – Coccidiosis. On small scale coccidiosis can be handled without medication by careful management especially during brooding and adequate posture rotation However on larger scale, it is more difficult and vaccines are an important alternative to drugs in organic production. In earlier coccidiosis was one of the diseases most feared by commercial poultry grower in India. Death losses of 20% or more were common. “Backyard” growers are usually so small that coccidiosis is not a problem but as the size of free rang flocks increases coccidiosis becomes on threat. Coccidiosis is controlled with preventive drugs. Infect high density production become possible only after the development of preventive anticoccidial drugs. However coccidian are becoming increasingly resistant to drugs and the poultry industry is looking for alternatives

Coccidiosis is a parasitic diseases that can cause severe losses in poultry meat and egg production. The parasites multiply in the intestines and cause tissue damage lowered feed intake, poor absorption of nutrients from feed dehydration and blood loss. Birds are also more likely to get sick from secondary bacterial infections. However low density production or with the use of preventive medication coccidiosis generally remains a subclinical disease that only affects performance without the alarming losses of past.



  1. Passing blood in their poo.
  2. Drop in egg production
  3. Droopy, hunched, withdrawn chickens with ruffled feather.
  4. Not feeding or drinking.



  1. Coccidiosis is caused by a parasite coccidia found in contaminated ground and damp litter. It can be transferred on contaminated boots, clothing, feed sacks, insects and rodents.
  2. Poultry are exposed to the parasite via their droppings, dirty drinkers and damp litter in their housing. Wet areas around drinkers are particular areas of infection.
  3. Coccidian can also be found in water that is not kept clean and free of chicken droppings.
  4. Young birds and chicks of all kinds are most prone to infection and will quickly die if not treated.
  5. Overcrowding and intensive rearing of chickens leads to infection passing quickly throughout the flock.
  6. Infections parasites can live in housing that was previously contaminated for a number of month and so will infect new birds when they are introduced.



The disease has a high mortality rate in baby chicks and mortality usually occurs within a week of first seeing symptoms, so fast treatment is a must. Even if a chick survives, permanent intestinal tissue damage often occurs. Since a chickens Immune System is centered in the intestine, survivors could have compromised immune system for life this is why prevention is so important.

  1. Keep your litter dry, cocidia proliferate in wet conditions. Stir it weekly and remove any matted or caked litter soon after it forms.
  2. Remove and replace any bedding that is wet.
  3. Do not feed chickens feed that contains wheat.
  4. Isolate and keep warm any sick chickens so they cannot contaminate others.
  5. Add probiotic (MOLPRO) powder to their daily feed.
  6. Keep all equipments clean, especially feeders and drinkers.
  7. Proper ventilation is absolutely necessary to avoid damp litter conditions.



Coccidiosis is somewhat hard to cure and if you do have and outbreak it is important to take action quickly. Hens that do survive will not thrive and may eventually die. The only cure is to administer an anticoccidial drug and a combination of natural medicine. Coccidiosis can strike any time after the chicks reach 2 weeks of age. Don’t wait for all the birds in the house to show symptoms before giving a treatment. At the first signs of this disease get an appropriate drug from your veterinarian.

Despite your best preventive measures, if you do notice any symptoms, collect a fecal sample coccidiosis can be detected or confirmed by a quick test if you do have a confirmed diagnosis, you will want to ramp up the natural methods . Try to use organic herbal products as much as possible to avoid any side effects caused due to antibiotics. Our natural herbs are the complete solution for all the problems or diseases occurred in poultry especially for the treatment of coccidiosis. Use organic herbal products naming DILACOX. This is the only organic herbal treatment and prevention. Since ancient times, plant and plant parts have an indispensable source of medicine for indigenous poultry production system. Although modern medical science has developed to a great extend but still farmer depends on plant parts and herbal remedies for indigenous poultry health management. Unfortunately, local medical traditions are being lost because they are communicated orally from generation to generation and are largely undocumented. Very little has been done to verify and validate information gathered. This unique product naming DILACOX is based on traditional preparation with the objective of curing coccidiosis for poultry health management both in small scale and large scale poultry production system. This Herbal and organic treatment should be followed strictly for best results in treatment of coccidiosis

DILACOX – 5ml/Ltr. Daily 1 week. Add probiotic (MOLPRO) in first drinking water and mix 200 gm ADLIFAC in feed. As coccidiosis attacks Immune system of bird directly, add ADIMMONE 5ml/Ltr with DILACOX marvelous results will be seen after one week as

  1. Mortality stop
  2. Bird will not loose weight
  3. Strong Immune system
  4. Fast recovery

Treat immediately following the directions indicated on the package label


Replace and sanitize litter make sure you use a product made to kill protozoa. If this is not possible add 6 inch layer of new litter sanitize all feeders and waterering, sanitize them with detergent, rinsing with natural white (non synthetic) vinegar and placing in the sun to dry

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