Swamp Cancer

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Postby ArrowHBrand » Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:12 am

I've never heard of it either, but I don't live in an area where it sounds like we could get it. Koppertox is a great product and what they hey, if nothing else is working may as well give it a try. I've seen it used on a cows hoof that stepped on a nail and had a hole you could stick your finger into. Kept is as clean as possible and flushed it out with koppertox every night and viola, good as used!
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Postby flaboy » Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:03 am

Went down yesterday and took a look at her. She seems a little better and was supposed to get her last vaccination yesterday also.

After the recommended vet treatment he said he will try the Koppertox if she hasn't recovered.

It is basically a flesh eating bug (fungus) that is a real nasty bugger and can be treated if caught soon enough.

I will keep ya posted on her progress.
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Postby flaboy » Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:02 pm

Ok, here is an update. The guy finally started treating her with Koppertox. First thing he said when I drove up was, "used your Koppertox recommendation and it sure is looking better after only a couple days".

Well, I puffed out my chest and strutted like a young rooster.

Actually, I told him some old coot on the cattle board recommended it.

Will give it another week and then go take another look.
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Postby milkmaid » Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:06 pm

where's the picture?????!

:P 8) ;-)
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Postby oscar p » Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:00 pm

Flaboy, I'll be expecting my donut. Old coot my butt! :shock: 38 aint old. :)
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Postby flaboy » Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:45 pm

milkmaid wrote:where's the picture?????!

:P 8) ;-)


Oh DANG! I had the camera in the Jeep too. :oops:

Will try to remember next time. Sorry.
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Postby flaboy » Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:49 pm

oscar p wrote:Flaboy, I'll be expecting my donut. Old coot my butt! :shock: 38 aint old. :)


38? Puppy ain't ya?

If it continues to work I may just send you a Krispy Kreme gift certificate. :lol:
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Postby oscar p » Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:43 pm

It will work. ;-)
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Postby flaboy » Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:13 am

Went down to see her last Thursday. There was nobody home so I didn't get to see it unwrapped but from what I can see it looks like the mass is not near as large as it was. She is getting her foot soaked in a 10% bleach solution and then the Koppertox goes on.

I will probably go down tonight or tomorrow night and see if I can see it unwrapped.
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Postby oscar p » Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:50 pm

Flaboy, Lets hear a update us on the swamp cancer thing.
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Postby flaboy » Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:36 am

oscar p wrote:Flaboy, Lets hear a update us on the swamp cancer thing.


Ok, went down last Thursday. He said she had relapsed and she had an opening in the back of her hoof you could stick two fingers in and pull out the crystals. I asked if he was still using the Koppertox and he said no. They are back to the vaccine. I didn't say anything but it seems to me if she was getting better with the Koppertox, why quit using it? I give up. I will continue to check on her periodically though.

It is basically a flesh eating organism that just gets in and starts eating the flesh.
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Postby chippie » Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:24 pm

Gee whiz. People like that make you wonder.

I agree with you about the kopertox. If it was working, why quit?
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Postby oscar p » Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:54 pm

They must be some kin to my wife's family? A$$ backwards. By the way, my wife was found under a cabbage leaf.
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