Give SQ in the neck area so no meat is damaged. And no more than 10cc per site.Ok thank you. I’m reading the bottle now and it is saying 3ml per 100lbs of body weight either IM or Sub-Q. I’ve only administered LA200 one other time to a sick calf with pneumonia issues. I do not remember if I gave IM or sub Q. Suggestions? I do however remember giving two injections, one on either side of neck because it was a large dose for one area.
Per drugs.com:Ok thank you. I’m reading the bottle now and it is saying 3ml per 100lbs of body weight either IM or Sub-Q. I’ve only administered LA200 one other time to a sick calf with pneumonia issues. I do not remember if I gave IM or sub Q. Suggestions? I do however remember giving two injections, one on either side of neck because it was a large dose for one area.
I have been in contact with my vet thankfully because I too give her lots of business lol! She has been very helpful but I also like this site and all of the information that I learn on here is tremendous.I give my local vet enough business that a phone call for advice is never unwelcome. He will know what works best for the conditions you are dealing with. If not, find another vet.
Bears repeating! Definitely need something specifically for respiratory - not a broad spectrum oxytetracycline.
Thanks!! Good to know for next time.
Antibiotics are important for footrot treatment, but shouldn't be used for hoof abscesses. The drug doesn't get into the abscess anyway. Foot abscesses need to be pared out and left to drain. They will eventually open and drain on their own in most cases, giving the illusion that the antibiotic treatment "worked".About 2/3 the times we put one in the chute for a limp, it turns out to be something other than hoof rot. A cut between the claws, a small rock imbedded in the bottom of the hoof, or just a sprain. Sometime you don't figure out what it was. LA200 or 300 is the best for hoofrot or any other infection or abscess they get in the hoof. Years ago my dad would soak the foot in a solution of warm water and Epson salt. It was fun as a kid trying to hold a bucket of water with a hoof in and not get soaked, stopped on, or kicked.
Yup - works great. Dun used to have all the instructions to make one posted on here. Short story: years ago I went to Hudson Pines Farm, a purebred Simmental farm owned by "the" David Rockefeller. I was totally amazed to see these plastic 50 gal drums all over the farm in the pastures and paddocks. I checked them out and made my own. Dun was looking for a mineral feeder, so I told him about these barrels and how to make them.
This is exactly what I do - I am definitely a dinosaur!!!! I have never had to repeat a treatment.Those red/brown trace mineral salt blocks contain so much Iron Oxide - added as a colorizer and to meet the Iron 'analysis' - that they actually make copper deficiency worse... cattle can't readily absorb or utilize Iron in the oxide form, but it will block intestinal absorption sites for copper.
I'm a dinosaur... Draxxin, Nuflor, etc., were not on the market when I was in practice. Clean-up the lesion, squirt some Cop-R-Tox in it, give 'em a big dose of LA-200 and appropriate number of Sustain III sulfa boluses, and it put most footrot cases right in short order.