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azbrlracer

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I stable my horses at a boarding place. The owner of the place brought a friends yealing calf in. He has pink eye really bad, totally blind. a runny nose, and open sores under his belly, right by his flanks. they are oozing really bad. I don't know anything about cows. They won't get a vet, my question is if my horses are in the pen next to him, I am afraid my horses might get sick. Is thier any disease that cows get that are contagouis for my horses. Thank you for any help. I would love to help this calf also. :help:
 

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If they won't call a vet for an obviously sick animal I believe I would get my horse out of there and find another place to board him ASAP.
 

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azbrlracer":1zdjcfy1 said:
They won't get a vet...

That should tell you everything you need to know about this person's business ethics, and method of operation - get your horse out of there now!
 

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Before we jump to too many conclusions, do you know what they are doing for the calf? Treating the pink eye? Cleaning and treating the soars? A Vet may not be needed if someone has some knowledge of treating these things. A shot of LA200 will help the pink (not the blindness) and cleaning the wound and probably a topical antibiotic on the soars. Probably don't want a pen injection on top of the LA200.... but a phone call to a good vet is always free. I would hate to see you go through the trouble of yanking your horse if there is no problem.

JMO,
Alan
 

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