Pinkeye

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Bruce B.

Pinkeye

Postby Bruce B. » Wed Jun 16, 1999 2:04 pm

I need some suggestions on how to treat and prevent pinkeye.
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Phil in MS

Re: Pinkeye

Postby Phil in MS » Wed Jun 16, 1999 3:52 pm

(User Above) wrote:: I need some suggestions on how to treat and prevent pinkeye.<p>It might be helpful for those who wish to respond <br>to know:<p>the breed or breeds that you have,<p>which breed or breeds appear to be affected,<p>how many you would be treating,<p>what working pens you have to work with?<p>A local vet, county extension agent or area <br>livestock agent/specialist could also be a good <br>source of info! Your local cattlemen may also <br>have good advice that could work for your area!

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rick

Re: Pinkeye

Postby rick » Thu Jun 17, 1999 8:41 pm

you might check your minerals first, cattle need at least 200,000 units of vitmin a a day so if they <br>get less they sometimes get pinkeye, also if your forage is getting stemy the seed get in their eyes and can cause pinkeye <br>symtoms.<p><br>: I need some suggestions on how to treat and prevent pinkeye.<p>
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Linda

Re: Pinkeye

Postby Linda » Thu Jun 24, 1999 12:27 pm

My vet likes the new vaccine put out by Grand Labs, Pinkeye Shield XT4.<p>The stemmy grass itself does not cause pinkeye, but can scratch the cornea of the eye, leaving it open to infection spread by flies. A good fly prevention system can help a lot. Ear tags combined with insecticide rubs are good.<p><br>
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Mike

Re: Pinkeye

Postby Mike » Fri Jun 25, 1999 2:44 pm

(User Above) wrote:: I need some suggestions on how to treat and prevent pinkeye.<p><br>

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Mike

Re: Pinkeye

Postby Mike » Fri Jun 25, 1999 2:47 pm

(User Above) wrote:: I need some suggestions on how to treat and prevent pinkeye.<p>

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Jeff

Re: Pinkeye

Postby Jeff » Sat Jun 26, 1999 8:51 am

Pinkeye is caused by a bacterial infection know as IBK or <br>Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis. Like many other<br>bacterial invaders, they are hard to control and often<br>you don't see them coming. Pinkeye usually results from<br>some sort of injury or stress to the eye which weakens<br>the overall integrity and allows the invader to affect<br>the eye at the cellular level. You can take various<br>steps to prevent pinkeye: keep your pastures clipped, <br>prevent flys with flytags, backrubbers, dustbags, etc.<br>Curing a case of pinkeye is very time sensitive. Like<br>any other bacterial infection you have to catch it<br>soon enough, treat it with the correct antibiotic and <br>treat it long enough. Liquamyacin 200 (LA-200 or any<br>of the generic equivalents now available) is the best<br>thing going. The vaccines to prevent pinkeye are not<br>well proven and exhibit only minimal success--usually<br>they are quite expensive and add yet another needle<br>to the processing procedure with less than stellar <br>results.
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Mike

Re: Re: Pinkeye

Postby Mike » Mon Jun 28, 1999 3:51 pm

(User Above) wrote:: : I need some suggestions on how to treat and prevent pinkeye.<p>WE raise Hereford cattle in Texas, and 10-15 years ago pinkeye was a major problem. After we started keeping our cattle on a good free choice mineral program, which was determined by pasture and hay forage deficiencies the problem easied up significantly. This opinion is based on ten or fifteen years, some wet with an abundance of irritants and also dry years. To further reduce the incidence of infection, we spray, use oilers periodically and use ivomec in the spring. Catching infection early is the key to cure and LA200 and sometimes coupled with neomycin, on cases that don't respond well to LA 200 has given excellent results.

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Darla

Re: Pinkeye

Postby Darla » Thu Jul 01, 1999 3:20 am

Hi Bruce,<br>What Rick said about the Vitamin A is correct. We have not had a case of pinkeye since we started adding 2.5 # of ADE to our free choice loose mineral.<br>If you can catch it early, Terramycin Crumbles added to some feed (1 cup per 1000# of body weight) will usually stop it pretty quickly. Sometimes it takes more than one dose of the Terramycin. Another good remedy (if you have a good working chute) is Furall Spray. Hope this helps, Darla *.~<p>: I need some suggestions on how to treat and prevent pinkeye.<p>
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m.butler

Re: Re: Pinkeye

Postby m.butler » Sat Jul 24, 1999 5:29 pm

After years of treating Pinkeye (PE) successfully I have found the PE vaccines to be effective (using Grand Labs now) only if given timely, pre-fly season but not too early, usually the first of June of so, depending on heat and drought. Recommend second vac in late summer if you have had alot of outbreaks during July. Also use other methods for prevention: pasture mgmt., back rubs: but most importantly check cattle daily and treat ASAP any cases that warrant. I found after the first year of vaccinating that symptoms still appeared but I could wait until day two or three to see if eye would become full blown with PE. Since vaccinating properly I have had very few cases. For treatment, I use LA200 (or Micotil), & Sulpha boluses and an ointment in the eye: Panalog. This combination works well in my area. Check w/ other cattlemen in your area- Black cattle hardest to check & detect symptoms. Best to check cattle late PM or early AM. <br>
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Macon Gravlee

Re: Re: Pinkeye

Postby Macon Gravlee » Thu Nov 04, 1999 10:04 am

(User Above) wrote:: Hi Bruce,<br>: What Rick said about the Vitamin A is correct. We have not had a case of pinkeye since we started adding 2.5 # of ADE to our free choice loose mineral.<br>: If you can catch it early, Terramycin Crumbles added to some feed (1 cup per 1000# of body weight) will usually stop it pretty quickly. Sometimes it takes more than one dose of the Terramycin. Another good remedy (if you have a good working chute) is Furall Spray. Hope this helps, Darla *.~<p>: : I need some suggestions on how to treat and prevent pinkeye.<p>

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