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best heifer caught in hay ring. help.

Postby ddd75 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:01 pm

got her out, both feet stuck in the bottom rings. both are bent inward now and swollen, she won't stand. i got her laying up but she was in shock when i got there. shes resting still sitting up now. i gave her la200, banamine, and b complex.

anything else I can do?
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Postby Workinonit Farm » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:48 pm

Give her some time, feed/hay & water.

As for the antibiotic, did she have open wounds? Was there sign of infection?
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Re: best heifer caught in hay ring. help.

Postby ddd75 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:52 pm

no open wounds i figured it would help with the swelling.
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Postby M-5 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:55 pm

Dex for inflammation , LA 200 was not necessary imo if you don't have dex get some DMSO and rub them down good wear gloves tho
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Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:22 pm

M-5 wrote:Dex for inflammation , LA 200 was not necessary imo if you don't have dex get some DMSO and rub them down good wear gloves tho


Seems no one uses predef 2x anymore I like the stuff - DDD Asprin should have been what you gave - no antibiotics if you don't have an anti inflammatory
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Postby ddd75 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:26 pm

i'll pick up some asprin and look for some dmso. we'll see what tsc has.

she's trying to getup.. but hooves are still swollen and crimped down. they are better then this morning though.
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Postby M-5 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:30 pm

A feed store should have dmso. Not sure if tractor supply does. DO NOT GET IT ON YOU unless your are clean . It will carry anything you have on your hands thru the skin and tissue. BTW its is excellent for arthritis I use it all the time making sure I apply it with clean cotton balls.
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Postby Workinonit Farm » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:08 pm

M-5 wrote:A feed store should have dmso. Not sure if tractor supply does. DO NOT GET IT ON YOU unless your are clean . It will carry anything you have on your hands thru the skin and tissue. BTW its is excellent for arthritis I use it all the time making sure I apply it with clean cotton balls.


Wonderful stuff! Used it many, many times on horses. It is helpful for Arthritis. :) Fortunately I like the smell of garlic.
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Postby M-5 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:12 pm

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M-5 wrote:A feed store should have dmso. Not sure if tractor supply does. DO NOT GET IT ON YOU unless your are clean . It will carry anything you have on your hands thru the skin and tissue. BTW its is excellent for arthritis I use it all the time making sure I apply it with clean cotton balls.


Wonderful stuff! Used it many, many times on horses. It is helpful for Arthritis. :) Fortunately I like the smell of garlic.



put a good essential oil(I use cypress oil) in it and it fixes that. the oyster taste still happens tho . but I like oysters
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Postby ddd75 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:02 pm

tsc has the dsmo. i applied it liberally and made sure it was rubbed in good.

she has good strength still. hopefully she's better in the morning and i can get her to stand.

she couldn't get up and looked at me and started crying out both eyes.. i'm so upset. :(
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Postby Nesikep » Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:38 am

ddd75 wrote:tsc has the dsmo. i applied it liberally and made sure it was rubbed in good.

she has good strength still. hopefully she's better in the morning and i can get her to stand.

she couldn't get up and looked at me and started crying out both eyes.. i'm so upset. :(


It's always the nice ones that get themselves into trouble isn't it? Hope she gets better.

BTW, was it you or the cow that started crying?
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Postby City Guy » Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:09 am

I have arthritis, what is DMSO?
Also, what can be done to keep calves out of hay rings in the first place?
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Postby Red Bull Breeder » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:28 am

Buy skirted rings.
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Postby M-5 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:03 am

City Guy wrote:I have arthritis, what is DMSO?
Also, what can be done to keep calves out of hay rings in the first place?


Dmso is what many would call a solution or miracle to alot of ailments but unfortunately the drug companies have quashed any hope of getting it FDA approved because they can't make a profit off of it.
You can order it online. Plenty of of Internet material on it CG
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Postby dun » Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:05 am

City Guy wrote:I have arthritis, what is DMSO?
Also, what can be done to keep calves out of hay rings in the first place?

DMSO is a by product of the plywood industry. It's a penatrent in as much as it penetrates the skin easily and is used frequently as a carrier to get some other form of medication to absorb. In theory it also has medicinal propertys by itself too. In the 80s it was considered by some to be a cure all. Like most magic bullets, some it helps some it doesn;t.
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