4CTophand":1pueod74 said:all the medication in the world wont fix it if you don't clean the area the critter lives in -- Clorox will work --
CKC1586":2ijmpt39 said:I have dealt with ring worm (fungus) and it is a royal pain in the back side. We brought it home from Louisville in 2001. Once you have it, you have it on your farm and it will come up again...sooner or later. .
Don't it just tick ya off!!!! There were four of us Michigan breeders that brought that crap home that year, I have gone thru gallons of bleach and pink spray and tubes and tubes of athletes foot cream. I can usually get it stopped but in this weather it is very tough to keep it from spreading. I am kicking myself because I usually use the medicated shampoo at the shows and wash them again when they get home, it was so darn cold didn't do that this year and dang it the babies got it.angus9259":6p0dtc3t said:CKC1586":6p0dtc3t said:I have dealt with ring worm (fungus) and it is a royal pain in the back side. We brought it home from Louisville in 2001. Once you have it, you have it on your farm and it will come up again...sooner or later. .
I just brought it home from a high end sale too so now I get to go after it.
The treatments obviously all require working the cattle - probably the squeeze chute and headgate. That in turn would require a disinfecting of the area after each cow and each treatment or you could run the risk of spreading it to cows that don't presently have it. At 3 - 4 treatments of whatever per cow with disinfecting . . . . sounds like a daunting task.
CKC1586":5iek8omo said:If you can isolate the ones that need treating into one area to treat for the next ten days should help you out if you decide to go after it. Best of luck to you in your plan of attack...
Yup, that is the stuff at TSC. Works well.Cormac":1b7z96zs said:I am no expert, but last year I dropped a few cows off to be AI'd and when I picked them up a few weeks later some had ring worm. Wow was I mad! Never had it and wanted it out of my herd. Here is what I did. I separated/isolated them and bought some stuff called Horseman's dream, Fung-A-Way. Sprayed, more like soaked all visable spots. In a head gate, I covered eyes on some with a rag and sprayed the spot being very, very careful not to get it in the eye. Saw noticeable improvement in the first week. Hit new outbreaks and some spots a second time a week later and it was gone shortly thereafter.