When poops just wont stop!! Maybe Giardia? What is it and how do we treat? Giardiasis is a chronic, intestinal protozoal infection seen worldwide in most domestic and wild mammals, many birds, and people. It is very similar to coccidia. While safeguard and valbazen can help significantly reduce the peak and duration of cyst excretion and result in a clinical benefit in treated calves, there is no known "cure" just treatments. There is talk that Toltrazuril will address Giardia. Metronidazole, has been used in cats and dogs, and I read Tinidazole or Paramomycin have been used in human patients. Recently in a post of severe scours in a doe, Metronidazole was given with success. Giardia cysts are immediately infective when passed in the feces and survive in the environment. Cysts are a source of infection and reinfection for animals, particularly those in crowded conditions. When persistent scours is dragging your goat down..ask your vet to check for Giardia. Be sure to read more about it!!