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Warts on my calf

Post by Bek007 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:37 pm

Hi all...
I just started raising a calf on my hobby farm.
And I realised she has like warts around her neck :(
I'm wondering is it contagious and how can can i get rid of them or do they go away themselves.
If anyone has any ideas please let me know.

Thanks in advance :)



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Re: Warts on my calf

Post by Ebenezer » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:47 pm

Give it until about yearling and they will disappear. They are contagious among calves from what I read. Or the old farm remedy is to pull one off with needle nose pliers and get the calf to eat it or use a bolus gun. The immune system is supposed to respond from the action. I am lazy and let then just develop their own immunity. And I would have trouble finding a pair of needle nose pliers right now! :roll: Now where did I put them? It's like trying to find needle nose pliers in a hay stack.

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Re: Warts on my calf

Post by snoopdog » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:25 pm

Ebenezer wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:47 pm
Give it until about yearling and they will disappear. They are contagious among calves from what I read. Or the old farm remedy is to pull one off with needle nose pliers and get the calf to eat it or use a bolus gun. The immune system is supposed to respond from the action. I am lazy and let then just develop their own immunity. And I would have trouble finding a pair of needle nose pliers right now! :roll: Now where did I put them? It's like trying to find needle nose pliers in a hay stack.
I am absolutely going to have to buy a pair of needlenose, standard length. Last time I saw them was in my medicine/tagging bag, nowhere to be found.
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Re: Warts on my calf

Post by Bek007 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:28 pm

I think I'll just wait till they disappear themselves.
I do t have the heart to rip them off with pliers.
Nor could I find them :)
I heard by putting Apple cider vinegar on them might help.

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Re: Warts on my calf

Post by greybeard » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:10 am

Ebenezer wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:47 pm
Give it until about yearling and they will disappear. They are contagious among calves from what I read. Or the old farm remedy is to pull one off with needle nose pliers and get the calf to eat it or use a bolus gun. The immune system is supposed to respond from the action. I am lazy and let then just develop their own immunity. And I would have trouble finding a pair of needle nose pliers right now! :roll: Now where did I put them? It's like trying to find needle nose pliers in a hay stack.
I knew an old vet that used to do the wart bolus thing and made a good bit of $$ doing it, but he dried it, ground it up and put it in a capsule and used a cheap manual balling gun.
Bek007 wrote:I heard by putting Apple cider vinegar on them might help.
Swinging a freshly dead cat over the calf under the new moon will do just as good and gets rid of internal parasites as well. Pretty sure it cures cancer too, and is the primary reason we were able to put a man on the moon 50 years ago.
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Re: Warts on my calf

Post by Bek007 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:14 am

Well done.
Thanks for your help :)

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Re: Warts on my calf

Post by Ebenezer » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:22 am

What color cat? Will a possum or skunk do as well?

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Re: Warts on my calf

Post by greybeard » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:54 am

Any cat will do but it works faster if the cat is the same color as the wart laden animal is.
You'll have to consult the old soothsayer lady in the cave for details regarding the possum and skunks tho.
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Re: Warts on my calf

Post by Ebenezer » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:29 am

greybeard wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:54 am
Any cat will do but it works faster if the cat is the same color as the wart laden animal is.
You'll have to consult the old soothsayer lady in the cave for details regarding the possum and skunks tho.
I've got this big skunk named SAV Stinker. If he ever dies I think he'll take the warts off of all cows and most warthogs. He'll probably deworm a few while he is alive.

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Re: Warts on my calf

Post by MtnCows93 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:55 pm

just ignore them, but you can crush a couple of them with channel locks and/or put grease on them makes them go away faster

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Re: Warts on my calf

Post by Bek007 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:05 pm

Thanks guys I might use the dead cat technique is sounds pretty logical

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Re: Warts on my calf

Post by southalberta » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:53 pm

Scrape with a knife, be fairly abrasive enough to trigger them to “heal” they build immunity naturally from that. Same with ringworm

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Re: Warts on my calf

Post by Buck Randall » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:39 pm

Bek007 wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:05 pm
Thanks guys I might use the dead cat technique is sounds pretty logical
Make sure you swing the cat clockwise, or things get ugly in a hurry.

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Re: Warts on my calf

Post by dt34715 » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:17 am

I had several on a heifer and they disappeared after a few months.

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Re: Warts on my calf

Post by Double R Ranch » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:48 pm

We just let them run their course. They eventually seem to break them open on their own and they disappear. Same with ringworm.

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