Lone Elm":2w98igzw said:What is the best treatment for foot rot when caught in the early stage? This seems to be a reoccurring problem in some of my pastured areas, but not in others.
dun":17wp7ktk said:I use Excnel. Costs more per cc then LA200 but after you figure the actual cost of treatment it isn;t that much more. The dosage is much smaller then for LA200 and you don;t run out of injection sites from giving huge volumes.
Stocker Steve":19uz660k said:dun":19uz660k said:I use Excnel. Costs more per cc then LA200 but after you figure the actual cost of treatment it isn;t that much more. The dosage is much smaller then for LA200 and you don;t run out of injection sites from giving huge volumes.
Both good foot drugs, just need to make more treatments with Tylan or LA200.
I don't treat as much anymore. Both pinkeye and foot rot at greatly reduced it you improve nutrition and send high headed stock to the feedlot. I think stress is the main cause.
mnmtranching":2qd1dqg7 said:I use exclusively high mix TM salt. Blocks and mixed in mineral. I have NOT had a case of pink eye or foot rot in 5 years. NO kidding.
I totally agree, it's nutrition.
I agree that footrot is environmental. Nutrition helps but if there is a wound and the organism is present you'll have footrot no matter how well nourished the animal is.TexasBred":17zfcdj8 said:Footrot is more environmental than anything else. It is caused by bacteria by cuts, bruises and abrasions that make areas of the hoof more susceptable to the invasion of the bacteria. Some things in nutrition can assist in maintaining better hoof health, harder hoofs as well as increase the effectiveness of the immune system in fighting the problem. Footrot will also can and will infest other members of the herd if left untreated.
Lone Elm":ysnig54s said:Thanks for all the input. I don't believe that nutrition is the problem. The cattle have access to good grass pasture containing many varieties of grass. They also have access to appropriate minerals/salt, etc. I also supplement their diet with 21% protein cubes. I thought that the foot rot might be related to the topography. Several small creeks criss cross the pasture which also contains a pond. The cattle frequently stand in water and I thought this might make them more susceptible to the bacteria that causes foot rot. It seems like when one gets healed up, another breaks out with it several weeks later. What do you think?
Bez+":3gpg7byg said:No matter what treatment you use - do not think for an instant it has cleared up when they stop limping - continue for a couple additional days to be sure you have killed it all.