Calf with swollen foot

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Calf with swollen foot

Post by DCA farm » Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:19 pm

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



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Re: Calf with swollen foot

Post by DCA farm » Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:21 pm

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

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Re: Calf with swollen foot

Post by Buck Randall » Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:30 pm

Penicillin works fine, you just have to treat for multiple days.

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Re: Calf with swollen foot

Post by TCRanch » Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:51 pm

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

Post by 76 Bar » Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:49 pm

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.

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Re: Calf with swollen foot

Post by DCA farm » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:47 pm

I can’t get anything else till Monday unless travtorsupply has something and I turned them
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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

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Re: Calf with swollen foot

Post by gcreekrch » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:22 pm

A good cleaning with bleach will do wonders.
Vaccinations, cheaper than whiskey. ;-)

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Re: Calf with swollen foot

Post by A.J. » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:16 pm

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.

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Re: Calf with swollen foot

Post by Son of Butch » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:34 pm

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.

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