Coccidia in 5 yo Russian Tortoise

Moonfleur54

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Does anyone know specifics about whether my WC Russian tort could have been infected with coccidia when she was imported to the USA a year ago? She's been healthy, eating like a pig (thus, Miss Piggy) and active up until the beginning of May. Has a large load per vet and has started treatment with Albon. Do Coccidia lay dormant until conditions are right, then start their life cycle in the host animal. Once treated and cured, can the host animal gain immunity?
 

MenagerieGrl

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Imported to the USA? So your tort is NOT local breed (USA)? Where is it from?
 

Moonfleur54

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Imported to the USA? So your tort is NOT local breed (USA)? Where is it from?
Not exactly sure, perhaps Uzbekistan? Purchased as regimes but she was a little over 4" long May 2021. Now 5" 2 lbs

Imported to the USA? So your tort is NOT local breed (USA)? Where is it from?
 
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