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Bull down....Board tongue

saltbranch

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Not really down yet. Ours has come done with 'board tongue" as my father calls it. Tongue is stiff as a board and sticking out of mouth, snot running profusely from his nose. I gave him 35 CC of Penicillin Sunday before I left...just cuz. That seemed to help the snot per conversation with my father today. A trusted vet friend suggested mixing dry iodine in with feed. Which my father started today.
Has anyone else dealt with this before?
 

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saltbranch":3nd5e30t said:
Not really down yet. Ours has come done with 'board tongue" as my father calls it. Tongue is stiff as a board and sticking out of mouth, snot running profusely from his nose. I gave him 35 CC of Penicillin Sunday before I left...just cuz. That seemed to help the snot per conversation with my father today. A trusted vet friend suggested mixing dry iodine in with feed. Which my father started today.
Has anyone else dealt with this before?

We've had 2 cows with Woody Tongue and our vet treated them with sodium iodide (IV).
 

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Only saw it twice in my practice career. So far as I'm aware, IV sodium iodide is still the recommended treatment.
 

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When he is that bad already, you need to do sodium iodide through IV immediately. Also a really good whack of LA Oxytetracycline. And give him only the softest grass hay you can find/buy - no heavy coarse hay. Woody tongue is easy to beat if you catch it early. Time is usually on a person's side, because it takes about 2 weeks between when they get it and when they can't eat anymore.
 

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