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Foot rot

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:09 pm
by AZAggie
I had one of my older cows come up lame suddenly. Wasn't totally sure what happened, but it came on quickly. Vet says it is foot rot. Anyone have any dealings with this problem? Vet gave me some Draxxin which she got yesterday.

Re: Foot rot

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:11 pm
by AZAggie
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Picture of her foot.

Re: Foot rot

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:16 pm
by kenny thomas
We see it some. Treated right it should heal.

Re: Foot rot

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:56 pm
by ALACOWMAN
Bleach in a pump sprayer works good to...keep it doctored for sure till cleared...we tend to let it roll when they show improvement..

Re: Foot rot

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:33 pm
by Rafter S
I don't have any advice on treating it, but if you'll keep EDDI salt out year round you won't have to worry about it in the future.

Re: Foot rot

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:28 am
by TCRanch
Draxxin should do the trick. We thoroughly clean the foot with diluted Betadyne, trim if necessary, and coat it with Kopertox. If you don't see a significant improvement within a few days you may want to give her Sustain III boluses.

Re: Foot rot

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:55 am
by AZAggie
Still swollen badly a week after treatment with Draxxin. She's walking a bit better but still looks bad.

Re: Foot rot

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:05 pm
by TCRanch
Did you check to make sure there wasn't a rock or something in between the toes? I generally dig around with a flat head screwdriver. Or a nail/wire/whatever may have punctured her foot. DMSO or aspirin should help with the swelling. I have one that's chronic, most likely in the bone and we've treated her too many times. She's on her way out.

Re: Foot rot

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:33 pm
by Son of Butch
Aspirin would give her some pain relief. Swelling from foot rot should be gone in less than a week after treatment.
Swelling from bruising could easily take 4 - 6 weeks to heal.

Re: Foot rot

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:16 pm
by AZAggie
I haven't been able to get her into the lot where I can secure her. Of course she's as far away from it as she can get. I'm going to try to get her tied down where I can get a closer look.

Re: Foot rot

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:40 am
by AZAggie
I finally got the cow into my lot where I could get a good look at the foot. This picture below is what I found. There was a hunk of something, almost felt like tendon or ligament, hanging out that I cut off. I probed around and didn't feel anything in there. Gave her some more antibiotics. I'm thinking now she had something in her foot. Anyone seen an injury similar to this?
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Re: Foot rot

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:22 am
by ALACOWMAN
Could be a abscess,, they start at the sole and work their way up to the band and out

Re: Foot rot

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:20 pm
by JSCATTLE
In my experience once they get foot rot it will come back on them . I fought it with a couple cows for a few years. Never failed they would get it again. So now I get the cow back in good health and take her to the sale barn.

Re: Foot rot

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:02 pm
by AZAggie
Thanks for the info fellas.

Re: Foot rot

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:41 pm
by TCRanch
Glad you got her in for a closer look - which does not look good. I agree with puncture wound or abscess. Good luck with her!