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Calf with swollen foot

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:19 pm
by DCA farm
Noticed calf walking holding up back foot not using it roped him to check it out it’s swollen and there is a cut between the toes it’s got some drainage I’d say he’s 120 pounds only antibiotics I have on hand is penicillin. Will that work to help knock out the infection or do I need to get something different I also have bluekot to spray it. Or is there a better solution I need to try. I put him and his momma in a 40x50 pen at barn. He’s walking around just not putting weight on the foot and he’s nursing his momma will

Re: Calf with swollen foot

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:21 pm
by DCA farm
Got him penned up to keep him in a confined area so he ain’t aggravating the foot to much they will be on hay and what grass is in pen for now

Re: Calf with swollen foot

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:30 pm
by Buck Randall
Penicillin works fine, you just have to treat for multiple days.

Re: Calf with swollen foot

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:51 pm
by TCRanch
I thoroughly wash the wound, flush with diluted iodine and coat with Kopertox. And yes, I've used penicillin in a pinch but nobody like giving multiple rounds of shots (not fun for the calf, either). Do you have access to LA200 or 300?

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Re: Calf with swollen foot

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:49 pm
by 76 Bar
Got him penned up to keep him in a confined area so he ain’t aggravating the foot to much
Seems counterintuitive but if its merely a wound I'd put him in a relatively clean area, treat it topically and encourage rather than discourage movement.

Re: Calf with swollen foot

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:47 pm
by DCA farm
I can’t get anything else till Monday unless travtorsupply has something and I turned them
Back
Out on a small pasture the momma was ready to get out if that pen I can work them
Back in there tomorrow no problem to hit the calf with another shot

Re: Calf with swollen foot

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:22 pm
by gcreekrch
A good cleaning with bleach will do wonders.

Re: Calf with swollen foot

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:16 pm
by A.J.
DCA farm wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:47 pm
I can’t get anything else till Monday unless travtorsupply has something and I turned them
Back
Out on a small pasture the momma was ready to get out if that pen I can work them
Back in there tomorrow no problem to hit the calf with another shot
TSC should carry la-200 or la-300 if you’re wanting to try that.

Re: Calf with swollen foot

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:34 pm
by Son of Butch
DCA farm wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:47 pm
I can’t get anything else.... no problem to hit the calf with another shot
Now that you've started penicillin treatment, highly recommend you follow through
giving it for 3-4 consecutive days before considering switch to another drug.