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The wife still is limiting what I am allowed to do but I did go on an inspection tour to our Morrison Meadow place today to treat a woody tongue and look at the cattle there. I would say she and her helper are doing a great job with them.
Coming twos and threes
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Knee deep when you get off the feed grounds. We have had several inches in the last week.
 
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Everybody looks happy and well cared for.
What did you do for the wooden tongue?
Will be three rounds of LA and a couple big serving spoons of iodine crystals when done. She is lots better from the first round a couple days ago.
 
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cows look good, but what is "woody tongue"?

Wooden Tongue (Actinobacillus)​

Cause​

Wooden tongue is a well-defined disease of the soft tissues of the mouth region in adult cattle. It is caused by actinobacillosis lignieresii, part of the normal bacterial flora of the upper digestive tract. The bacteria usually invade the skin through a wound or minor trauma caused by sticks or straw or barley awns.

Symptoms​

  • Inability to eat or drink
  • Drooling/ saliva
  • Rapid loss of condition
  • Painful and swollen tongue
  • Ulcers on tongue
Animals may occasionally die from starvation and thirst in the acute stages of the disease. As the infection becomes chronic, fibrous tissue is deposited and the tongue becomes shrunken and immobile and eating is difficult.

Local lymph nodes may be enlarged and abscesses may form and discharge creamy pus, which may contain granules.

Less commonly the jaw, lungs, oesophageal groove, or udder may be affected. Rarely granulomas may occur anywhere on the skin or internal organs.

Treatment​

It is important to begin treatment early, as advanced cases may fail to respond. The most common treatments are iodine therapy or tetracyclines. Advanced cases may require surgical drainage and irrigation with iodine solution for several days. Treated animals should be observed regularly, as relapses can occur.

Prevention​

There are no vaccines available to treat this disease. Control is best achieved by early recognition and prompt treatment or cases, isolation or disposal of infected animals is recommended.
 

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Gcreek, Do you have a good sourcce for these crystals or are they just a Amazon item? Thanks for bringing this up as I have avoided the Sodium Iodide for abortion issues. I have had one case in each of the last two years and just use the LA for treatment. Both were caught early and the treatment worked well but I would like to add some of the crystals to my medicine stock for next time.
 
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Gcreek, Do you have a good sourcce for these crystals or are they just a Amazon item? Thanks for bringing this up as I have avoided the Sodium Iodide for abortion issues. I have had one case in each of the last two years and just use the LA for treatment. Both were caught early and the treatment worked well but I would like to add some of the crystals to my medicine stock for next time.
Your local feed store should be able to bring them in. Search organic iodine for cattle and you will find lots of reading.
 

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