Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by kenny thomas » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:12 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....
Yes it's ringworm. The Captan is for fungus and won't hurt them in any way


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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by greggy » Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:23 pm

Hi...down here I have not heard of the Captan...will look up its ingredients and see if we have something similar.

What are your thoughts on bleach, or bleach mixed with vinegar ?

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by ccr » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:27 pm

greggy wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:23 pm
Hi...down here I have not heard of the Captan...will look up its ingredients and see if we have something similar.

What are your thoughts on bleach, or bleach mixed with vinegar ?
greggy, may not be a good idea to mix bleach and vinegar. i think it may cause chlorine gas. and don't think you would want it close to their eyes.
i know as much about this as anything else i don't know much about
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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by greggy » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:47 pm

It may do something not good...

Will just put on some diluted bleach and see how that does.....tea tree oil applied once did zip from what I can tell.

I can wash all feeders and trough etc too with diluted bleach.

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by greggy » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:48 pm

I see Captan is also here as a spray for fruit trees etc

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by kenny thomas » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:53 pm

greggy wrote:
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I see Captan is also here as a spray for fruit trees etc
That's the same. Made originally for fungus on fruit and vegetables. But works the same on calves with no side effects
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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by Hippie Rancher » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:20 pm

ointment for foot fungus or jock itch (whichever is cheaper, they have the same ingredients) will work, but harder to apply than bleach.

https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/a ... ycle-break

"The only practical treatment of ringworm on cattle involves topical antifungal products. Various solutions, including Betadine, chlorhexidine and dilute bleach, as well as antifungal ointments, are used. For these to be effective, however, crusts and scales overlying the active infection must be removed by brushing, scraping or scrubbing. Merely spraying an antifungal on the animal does not produce consistent results. This essentially limits treatment to cattle that are easily handled like show or dairy animals. Stockers would certainly not fit into that category." more at link

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by greggy » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:58 am

I did them all today with a bleach solution.

Can be a bit of fun wrestling the larger 200 or so lb heifer.

I noticed the grumpier and larger ones had the most lesions...alas...my sample size means zip.

Will see what happens next 😀

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by Redgully » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:21 am

We used to use a lot of captan in the orchard, maybe why we've never had ringworm.....oh drat, did i just jinx myself.

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by greggy » Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:31 pm

If you used it in sprayer like I see them in the orchards here, then you prob could not, as it would get everywhere.

Would prob be good to spray yards with.

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by greggy » Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:39 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?
Did you cunningly add that to have a double meaning ?

I wonder why Ken was resistant to ringworm ?

My boss is now worried I will give it to her....guess nothing will be popping out for me ? :D :cboy:

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by greggy » Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:45 pm

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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.
Would you treat the yards and feeders etc ?

Or is this futile.

I use same yard area for all and sheep too.

Gave everything a bit of a spray down with bleach, then washed off tge metal surfaces and feeders etc, thinking the bleach may discolour gal metal and rubber and plastics.

Spraying the whole area with that Captan may be a good idea once it starts to go away from this group ?

Although it does nothing serious, it would impact if I was to go to sell some stock, so would rather try and rid it from my property.

It came in via this last isolated group.

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by kenny thomas » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:04 pm

Mix the Captan into a paste to rub on the ringworm. Spray any area with a small sprayer. Unlike bleach it won't hurt a thing even if it gets in their eyes
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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by wbvs58 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:04 am

As Hippie Rancher described for topicals to work you really need to remove all the scab and scale and hair before applying. It would be futile spraying the surroundings for the same reason.

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Re: Ringworm in 6 week old isolated calf group.

Post by TCRanch » Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:16 am

greggy wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:45 pm
TCRanch wrote:
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.
Would you treat the yards and feeders etc ?

Or is this futile.

I use same yard area for all and sheep too.

Gave everything a bit of a spray down with bleach, then washed off tge metal surfaces and feeders etc, thinking the bleach may discolour gal metal and rubber and plastics.

Spraying the whole area with that Captan may be a good idea once it starts to go away from this group ?

Although it does nothing serious, it would impact if I was to go to sell some stock, so would rather try and rid it from my property.

It came in via this last isolated group.
I treated a cow last year, primarily as an experiment. She healed pretty much the same time as the others. So no, I wouldn't treat the yards & feeders. Time and sunshine work wonders. From what I've seen, it really doesn't make a difference at the sale barn - it's just a fungus.

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