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Ailments in eyes of Cattle

Postby Big Cheese » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:26 am

We are having problems with some of our cattle's eyes. They are watering really bad and it looks alot like pinkeye but during this time of year I don't know if its pinkeye or not because our solid black heifers in our heifer pen are getting it as well. My question is are there any other eye ailments in cattle besides just pinkeye? This will just give me a better understanding of what it could possibly be if its not pinkeye.
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Re: Ailments in eyes of Cattle

Postby Bigfoot » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:40 am

Worst pinkeye outbreak I've experienced was in winter. I think they were passing itat the hay ring, as well as scratching there eyes tearing at some tight hay rolls.
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Re: Ailments in eyes of Cattle

Postby Nesikep » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:16 am

I've had pinkeye spread in the winter as well, and for the reasons Bigfoot mentioned... Once we eliminated it it was gone forever.
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Re: Ailments in eyes of Cattle

Postby Big Cheese » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:54 am

It has rained so much here over the last 2 weeks that at this point we can't use our corral until the mud and water dry up but what do yall use to get rid of pinkeye? Will it go away on its own?
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Re: Ailments in eyes of Cattle

Postby Big Cheese » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:57 am

Bigfoot wrote:Worst pinkeye outbreak I've experienced was in winter. I think they were passing itat the hay ring, as well as scratching there eyes tearing at some tight hay rolls.


We had an old timer tell us it could just be that they are getting seeds in their eyes and it is causing them to have these symptoms. But we are having a few get a white growth on their eye so it is just confusing to me. We have never had this since we got into using Longhorns a few years ago.
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Postby TCRanch » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:32 am

Big Cheese wrote:It has rained so much here over the last 2 weeks that at this point we can't use our corral until the mud and water dry up but what do yall use to get rid of pinkeye? Will it go away on its own?

Draxxin or LA300 plus I flush it with Vetericyn. If it's advanced you may want to sew the eye shut or put on a patch.
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Re: Ailments in eyes of Cattle

Postby dbird33 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:09 pm

I had a real train wreck with pinkeye last year in one of my herds. 15 of 20 Black angus ended up contracting the disease. Best advice I could give would be LA 300 and then spray their eye with one of the sprays made for it, and separate them from the rest of your herd. I did not do a good job of quarantining the sick animals and I think it made my experience a lot worse than it could have been.
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Re: Ailments in eyes of Cattle

Postby True Grit Farms » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:56 pm

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Big Cheese wrote:It has rained so much here over the last 2 weeks that at this point we can't use our corral until the mud and water dry up but what do yall use to get rid of pinkeye? Will it go away on its own?

Draxxin or LA300 plus I flush it with Vetericyn. If it's advanced you may want to sew the eye shut or put on a patch.


If you see a white spot it's getting pretty serious. IMO He said something about a growth, I've never seen this, cancer eye?
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Re: Ailments in eyes of Cattle

Postby Bigfoot » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:06 pm

I've seen em get stems on their eye during a pinkeye infection.
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Re: Ailments in eyes of Cattle

Postby True Grit Farms » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:12 pm

Bigfoot wrote:I've seen em get stems on their eye during a pinkeye infection.


Bigfoot what is a stems? And what does it look like? Thanks
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Re: Ailments in eyes of Cattle

Postby Bigfoot » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:15 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:I've seen em get stems on their eye during a pinkeye infection.


Bigfoot what is a stems? And what does it look like? Thanks


Raised knot I guess. Like the cornia is puffed out.
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Re: Ailments in eyes of Cattle

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Big Cheese wrote:It has rained so much here over the last 2 weeks that at this point we can't use our corral until the mud and water dry up but what do yall use to get rid of pinkeye? Will it go away on its own?

Draxxin or LA300 plus I flush it with Vetericyn. If it's advanced you may want to sew the eye shut or put on a patch.


If you see a white spot it's getting pretty serious. IMO He said something about a growth, I've never seen this, cancer eye?

Early stages of cancer eye in the pic. Vet removed the 3rd eyelid from both eyes and she's good to go, no swollen lymph nodes.

The white spot on the eye from either pinkeye or an abrasion is generally treatable if caught fairly early and usually clears up. If it's at an advanced stage the cow may end up with a cloudy eye & possibly partial vision.

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Re: Ailments in eyes of Cattle

Postby Big Cheese » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:21 am

Bigfoot wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:I've seen em get stems on their eye during a pinkeye infection.


Bigfoot what is a stems? And what does it look like? Thanks


Raised knot I guess. Like the cornia is puffed out.


A few have this. We got them up Friday and gave all the ones that were showing signs of it LA200 and sprayed some spray in their eyes. We had one that had it really bad in both eyes so she was blind and after working them one eye has cleared up and as of yesterday the other eye was on its way to recovery and she can see again. So I'm guessing its just pink eye but i don't understand why we got it so bad all at once. We had never had any pink eye until last summer. I'm hoping we got it under control now.
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Re: Ailments in eyes of Cattle

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:23 am

Big Cheese wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
Bigfoot what is a stems? And what does it look like? Thanks


Raised knot I guess. Like the cornia is puffed out.


A few have this. We got them up Friday and gave all the ones that were showing signs of it LA200 and sprayed some spray in their eyes. We had one that had it really bad in both eyes so she was blind and after working them one eye has cleared up and as of yesterday the other eye was on its way to recovery and she can see again. So I'm guessing its just pink eye but i don't understand why we got it so bad all at once. We had never had any pink eye until last summer. I'm hoping we got it under control now.


Sounds good, easy fix.
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