Ringworm?

Cattle problems.
User avatar
Black and Good
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1558
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:21 am
Location: Eastern Kansas

Ringworm?

Post by Black and Good » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:18 am

I'm sure this has been discussed before but, are there any "sure fire cures" for clearing up ringworm. One up my show calves has all of the sudden developed it. Thanks B&G


WARNING! These Cattle get in your blood. Hope you have credit or a thick checkbook! LOL

User avatar
M-5
GURU
GURU
Posts: 7246
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:41 pm
Location: AT the FLORIDA STATE line checking papers
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 111 times

Re: Ringworm?

Post by M-5 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:30 am

need to find the right ear of a bull bat , 3 tuffs of hair from albino coon and crush all this up and add to a paste of Vaseline, apply it on the 15th of a month that ends in T. wait 3 days then sprinkle it with swamp water out of an old turtle shell. In about a month it will be gone.
"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." JFK

User avatar
Black and Good
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1558
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:21 am
Location: Eastern Kansas

Re: Ringworm?

Post by Black and Good » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:12 am

M-5 wrote:need to find the right ear of a bull bat , 3 tuffs of hair from albino coon and crush all this up and add to a paste of Vaseline, apply it on the 15th of a month that ends in T. wait 3 days then sprinkle it with swamp water out of an old turtle shell. In about a month it will be gone.

LOL!
WARNING! These Cattle get in your blood. Hope you have credit or a thick checkbook! LOL

User avatar
TCRanch
GURU
GURU
Posts: 3716
Joined: Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:21 am
Location: Winfield, KS
Has thanked: 325 times
Been thanked: 138 times

Re: Ringworm?

Post by TCRanch » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:45 pm

I remember seeing sure-fire cures for ringworm and I did scrub one of them with a toothbrush & iodine but we had our first real outbreak earlier this year & my vet said to leave it be, would clear up in a couple months. It did. No scars, nothing, can't even tell which ones had it - and that includes the one I "doctored" twice a day for 2 weeks. BUT when are you showing this calf? There's probably something faster/better than sunlight & time.

User avatar
Black and Good
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1558
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:21 am
Location: Eastern Kansas

Re: Ringworm?

Post by Black and Good » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:12 pm

TCRanch wrote:I remember seeing sure-fire cures for ringworm and I did scrub one of them with a toothbrush & iodine but we had our first real outbreak earlier this year & my vet said to leave it be, would clear up in a couple months. It did. No scars, nothing, can't even tell which ones had it - and that includes the one I "doctored" twice a day for 2 weeks. BUT when are you showing this calf? There's probably something faster/better than sunlight & time.



He'll be shown in late October. Thanks for your input. B&G
WARNING! These Cattle get in your blood. Hope you have credit or a thick checkbook! LOL

User avatar
Jeanne - Simme Valley
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 10089
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2004 5:46 am
Location: Central Upstate New York
Has thanked: 114 times
Been thanked: 224 times

Re: Ringworm?

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:11 am

I show cattle and generally can get it cleaned up to pass a vet health check in a week.
I am NOT susceptible to ringworm, so I do not protect myself.
I use a curry comb, scrape all the dry crusty (even around the edges under the hair) until you are down to raw skin & it probably will bleed. Pour clorox on it. Cover it with vaseline. Put vaseline on it 2-3 times a day. I use my thumb nail and scrape the vaseline into the skin. By day 3 or 4 should have healthy soft skin.
Biggest thing is to keep an eye out for NEW ones. I wash cattle with EQ Solution and it acts as a fungicide, helping not to spread it. Be sure to clean your curry comb and any other equipment (clippers) so you don't spread to others.
Ringworm is like a child hood disease. Once they have it and goes away, they never "should" get it again. Any calves outside, I just let it run it's course and let any of them catch it. It's strictly a cosmetic issue.
Simme Valley of New York - http://www.SimmeValley.com
"We make a living by what we get,
we make a life by what we give."

User avatar
sim.-ang.king
GURU
GURU
Posts: 4895
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:17 pm
Location: Southern IL
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 270 times

Re: Ringworm?

Post by sim.-ang.king » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:21 am

Sunshine
“The dream is ended- this is the morning.”

User avatar
Jeanne - Simme Valley
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 10089
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2004 5:46 am
Location: Central Upstate New York
Has thanked: 114 times
Been thanked: 224 times

Re: Ringworm?

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:02 am

Yes, everyone says sunshine is good for it, and it may be, but, that may not get rid of it in time for his show. Especially if he gets more spots - which is very likely.
Sunshine is all my "normal" calves get for a cure, but not my show string.
Simme Valley of New York - http://www.SimmeValley.com
"We make a living by what we get,
we make a life by what we give."

User avatar
Black and Good
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1558
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:21 am
Location: Eastern Kansas

Re: Ringworm?

Post by Black and Good » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:17 pm

Thanks everyone. So far I've poured him with Warbex and put grease on it. B&G
WARNING! These Cattle get in your blood. Hope you have credit or a thick checkbook! LOL

User avatar
dieselbeef
GURU
GURU
Posts: 5720
Joined: Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:55 am
Location: myakka city fl
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Ringworm?

Post by dieselbeef » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:58 pm

50% bleach
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."
einstein


sooner or later im gonna be all beefmasters...probly be later

User avatar
Jeanne - Simme Valley
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 10089
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2004 5:46 am
Location: Central Upstate New York
Has thanked: 114 times
Been thanked: 224 times

Re: Ringworm?

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:52 pm

Black and Good wrote:Thanks everyone. So far I've poured him with Warbex and put grease on it. B&G

Isn't Warbex a pesticide? That is not going to help ringworm at all. Ringworm is not a worm - it is a FUNGUS. The reason I keep vaseline (or greese) is to SMOTHER it. It needs air to live.
Simme Valley of New York - http://www.SimmeValley.com
"We make a living by what we get,
we make a life by what we give."

User avatar
dieselbeef
GURU
GURU
Posts: 5720
Joined: Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:55 am
Location: myakka city fl
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: Ringworm?

Post by dieselbeef » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:09 am

hence the bleach..kills fungus...cheap..easy..vet recommended
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."
einstein


sooner or later im gonna be all beefmasters...probly be later

User avatar
Bright Raven
GURU
GURU
Posts: 9247
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:57 pm
Location: Kentucky
Has thanked: 350 times
Been thanked: 352 times

Re: Ringworm?

Post by Bright Raven » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:23 am

I don't get a single case here. I take a bull out to Fire Sweep and in a month, they have it. Ringworm fungus is ubiquitous so I know the spores are here, but there is something that prevents it in their environment here. IDK
"Looking for an honest man".
Diogenes.

User avatar
Black and Good
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1558
Joined: Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:21 am
Location: Eastern Kansas

Re: Ringworm?

Post by Black and Good » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:34 am

Bright Raven wrote:I don't get a single case here. I take a bull out to Fire Sweep and in a month, they have it. Ringworm fungus is ubiquitous so I know the spores are here, but there is something that prevents it in their environment here. IDK

Interesting, I guess it must be like lice huh? B&G
WARNING! These Cattle get in your blood. Hope you have credit or a thick checkbook! LOL

User avatar
Bright Raven
GURU
GURU
Posts: 9247
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:57 pm
Location: Kentucky
Has thanked: 350 times
Been thanked: 352 times

Re: Ringworm?

Post by Bright Raven » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:36 am

Black and Good wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:I don't get a single case here. I take a bull out to Fire Sweep and in a month, they have it. Ringworm fungus is ubiquitous so I know the spores are here, but there is something that prevents it in their environment here. IDK

Interesting, I guess it must be like lice huh? B&G


Ringworm is a Lot different than lice. Not sure what you mean? I guess you mean they are everywhere. That is probably true.
"Looking for an honest man".
Diogenes.

Post Reply