Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

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Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by greggy » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:01 pm

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Have a group of 10 young calves isolated, a chunk of them have developed what seems to be ringworm, mainly around eye area.

I was going to feed this group with some other calvrs to make feeding easier and with some older heifers, who I am not sure of past, ie if they have had it before,

I also have another group of young ones coming, so may be hard to stop some of them getting it if they go into holding area.

So what do you say, just let it be and run its course, and whomever gets it does, or does not.

I think it has been introduced via this last group, but now it would be in soil and all over yard area etc.

3 or 4 have not developed any signs.

Will do some pics later possibly.



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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by kenny thomas » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:09 pm

Captan powder wet into a paste. It's a fungus and Captan kills the fungus without hurting the eyes
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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by cowgal604 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:31 pm

We get ringworm almost every year around this time. I was told to put used motor oil on the spots. Not sure if it’s an old wives tale but I do try that when it gets bad. I deworm them and try and keep them dry and let it runs it’s course. Usually once one gets it they all do in the group.

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by greggy » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:49 pm

Oil would prob work, to much gunk in used oil though.

I am in australia, so is a very warm and dry spring here.

I put some tea tree oil which is anti fungal, but buggered if I am going to wrestle 10 calves daily...too much else to do.

I better go take some photos.

I am thinking let it run its course, and now it is in yard area, they will all get exposed most likey, unless I somehow kill it all. Which is prob a waste of effort.

3 have no signs at all, 7 have it, started with one showing it prob 4 weeks or so ago.

Anyway, pics will prob helf confirm what it is.

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by greggy » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:53 pm

Would you keep them isolated, or, let them with others, assuming it is ringworm.

I was thinking once they had it, should not get again as should build resistance, does anyone know if us humans do resist once had prior ?

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by wbvs58 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:59 am

I can handle kittens with ringworm all day long and never get a mark on me. In my days as a Vet I had the good fortune of examining a few young ladies breasts that had some ringworm lesions from cuddling kittens. When I diagnosed ringworm in the kitten they would pop a boob out and say oh, I think I have one too.

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by greggy » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:09 am

wbvs58 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:59 am
I can handle kittens with ringworm all day long and never get a mark on me. In my days as a Vet I had the good fortune of examining a few young ladies breasts that had some ringworm lesions from cuddling kittens. When I diagnosed ringworm in the kitten they would pop a boob out and say oh, I think I have one too.

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Hard work huh Ken ? :)

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by Redgully » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:28 am

wbvs58 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:59 am
I can handle kittens with ringworm all day long and never get a mark on me. In my days as a Vet I had the good fortune of examining a few young ladies breasts that had some ringworm lesions from cuddling kittens. When I diagnosed ringworm in the kitten they would pop a boob out and say oh, I think I have one too.

Ken
Boobs and puzzys.....did you charge them extra or knock a bit off?

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by TCRanch » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:19 am

I treat ringworm the same way as warts. Do nothing. It'll clear up. I personally wouldn't comingle the groups just yet but unless they're show cattle if the other ones get it it's not a big deal.

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by cowgal604 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:35 am

greggy wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:53 pm
Would you keep them isolated, or, let them with others, assuming it is ringworm.

I was thinking once they had it, should not get again as should build resistance, does anyone know if us humans do resist once had prior ?
I wouldn’t isolate. Ringworm isn’t a big deal. And I don’t know about a resistance but my sister as a child had it many times haha. She had a thing for cats. My mom used to dose her with the other animals.

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by Hippie Rancher » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:25 am

might be able to spray with diluted bleach from a distance, ringworm is a fungus and bleach will kill it

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by greggy » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:35 pm

Do the images have you all saying that is ringworm.....

I can put bleach on them....what sort if timeframe to clear up.....without bleach.....and with bleach.....but I do not want to be doing it daily....

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by cowgal604 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:46 pm

greggy wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:35 pm
Do the images have you all saying that is ringworm.....

I can put bleach on them....what sort if timeframe to clear up.....without bleach.....and with bleach.....but I do not want to be doing it daily....
I do think it’s ringworm yes.

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by wbvs58 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:58 pm

Redgully wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:28 am
wbvs58 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:59 am
I can handle kittens with ringworm all day long and never get a mark on me. In my days as a Vet I had the good fortune of examining a few young ladies breasts that had some ringworm lesions from cuddling kittens. When I diagnosed ringworm in the kitten they would pop a boob out and say oh, I think I have one too.

Ken
Boobs and puzzys.....did you charge them extra or knock a bit off?
Pet rats were another one, they used to pull them out of many varied places of their underwear. The mind boggles imagining where these rodents used to sleep.

Ken

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