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    Lump/abscess after vaccinations

    Hello all! Recently vaccinated 10 feeder bulls with Bovi shield gold one shot and covexin 8. 4 out of 10 have developed a pretty good sized lump around the injection site. 1 of those is starting to limp on his front leg.. all are up and eating drinking. Just curious to see what y’all have...
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    Swollen navel

    I’ve got a 400 lbs bull that I banded on Thursday. The testicles are drying up and looking good but just overnight his navel area and sheath are swollen. He’s a good looking guy and I’m hoping this can be an easy fix. I’ve never ran into this before. Thanks!!!
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    Steer with swollen navel

    I’ve got a 400 lbs bull that I banded on Thursday. The testicles are drying up and looking good but just overnight his navel area and sheath are swollen. He’s a good looking guy and I’m hoping this can be an easy fix. I’ve never ran into this before. Thanks!!!
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    Dart guns!

    looking to purchase a dart gun for my stockers. Which brands are preferred? Best antibiotics for darts? Just looking for an easier way to doctor than having to bring everybody up everytime. Thanks in advance!!
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    Resflor gold

    How often can you administer resflor gold in the event a calf dosnt show improvement? Can you follow up with penicillin or just go to a more powerful antibiotic. 350 lbs. steer just having a rough time with the heat we’ve been having.. still eating and drinking but has a low head with signs of...
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    Knife cutting summer months

    Does anybody knife cut during summer months? If so do you spray the wound with a fly deterrent/anti-fungal medicine? Would banding be a better option followed with a tetanus toxoid? These are 300 # fellas, just curious to everybody’s preferences. Thanks!!!
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    castration in muddy conditions?

    Whats everyones thought on castrating bull calves in muddy conditions? I have 10 that weigh around 350-400 that im wanting to do but afraid of them getting infection from the wet enviroment. thoughts??? advice??
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    Bull calf coughing!

    Hey all!! I have a 375 lbs char/angus cross bull calf that coughs and hacks but only while eating. He does it with feed and hay. 30-45 min after he eats he seems fine. Also when he’s eating it seems his breathing is heavier than when he’s resting. Anybody ever had this in a calf? What treatment...
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    Coccidiosis???

    I purchased 10 bull calves avg weight 325 about a week ago. Had 2 that had a steady cough and Where sluggish and droopy ear’d. So after giving them 3-4 days to settle in we processed them and administered vacc and Tempe’d all 10.. turns out the 2 I questioned had slight fever.. so gave Nuflor...
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    Winter wheat thoughts!!

    I have three acres of my farm im wanting to add for pasture. It was just recently harvested for corn. Because of the way the ground lays the corn never did well here as it did on the rest of the farm. I run around 25 stocker cattle 3 times a year. My question is should i turn em out onto the...
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    Ringworm?

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    sack after castration

    Hey yall i recently bought 6 weaned steers from a family friend that was overstocked. He uses/used the small bands on his bull calves usually a week after birth. On two of the bigger ones that i purchased it seems like there is still a sack there. these steers are close to 5 1/2 months old. I...
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    Fresh weaned calves question???

    I recently purchased 5 350-500 wt. steers off of a friend of mines pasture.. They have never been introduced to grain just strictly hay/grass/momma.. the 2 smaller ones in the bunch were pulled off momma the day we loaded them up.. They have never received any vaccinations. I have good hay and...
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    Ration question

    I have 6 steers that average 4-450. I have been feeding a 14% commodity feed at 7 lbs/head a day. Free choice mineral and are on a 1.5 acre lot with grass. Had the calves for 2 months and I don't know that there gaining (no scale to know for sure). I feel that I'm doing somthing wrong in my feed...
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    Receiving new cattle

    What's everybody hit there calves with that they buy at a sale barn. Just for the peace of mind aspect. 350-400 wt. weaned steers is what I bought this round. Had the guy hauling for me worm and castrate and he hit em with la200. They are doing great but I don't know and he didn't know if they...
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    Droopy ear on heifer

    Came home from work to put some feed out for my calves and noticed one of my heifers was slow to come up.. when she finally came up (about 1-2 min after the others) I noticed she had one ear droopy compared to the other.. she pushed right up to the bunk and ate.. I've always heard you can tell a...
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