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Rain Scald in Cattle

Postby emma0610 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:37 pm

Has anyone ever dealt with rain scald in cattle. I have attached an image of what I think could be rain scald.[image][/image]
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Re: Rain Scald in Cattle

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:36 pm

Bump, I'd like to learn about this.
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Re: Rain Scald in Cattle

Postby Bigfoot » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:49 pm

Probably speaking out of turn here. I deal with it pretty regular in horses. Not a fungus, as many falsely claim. It's caused by an anaroebic bacteria. Meaning it thrives in the absence of oxygen. If your going to take the time to treat it, captan is your absolute best choice. Sunshine and dry weather will treat it as well. A cow, I'd probably wait. Your cow, your choice.
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Re: Rain Scald in Cattle

Postby dieselbeef » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:15 am

my vet did say use the captan also..but then told me to save abunch of money just use 50% bleach and water...worked well...I have a thread on this somewhere
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Re: Rain Scald in Cattle

Postby Bigfoot » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:05 am

There are several home remedies. Listerine, iodine, diluted bleach. Captan is 100% effective with one treatment.
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Re: Rain Scald in Cattle

Postby dieselbeef » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:56 am

pricey tho....and difficult to laocate in quantity since the entire herd should be done at once
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Re: Rain Scald in Cattle

Postby Logan52 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:40 pm

Once you get it in a wooden barn, it is hard to get rid of it. I always used iodine with good results.
Shedding out winter hair coats, sunshine and wind also help.
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Re: Rain Scald in Cattle

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:52 am

I have heard you guys/gals talk about Rain Scald and in all of my 48 years owning cattle, I never heard of it??? I wonder why we don't get bothered with it here in NY. We can't hardly go 3 days of sunshine during the summer.
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Re: Rain Scald in Cattle

Postby Putangitangi » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:29 pm

Why does that animal appear to have so little hoof at the bottom of its legs? I'm sure it's not just the mud, as the edge of the hoof is visible on the surface of the ground in the side-on picture.
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Re: Rain Scald in Cattle

Postby TexasBred » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:24 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:I have heard you guys/gals talk about Rain Scald and in all of my 48 years owning cattle, I never heard of it??? I wonder why we don't get bothered with it here in NY. We can't hardly go 3 days of sunshine during the summer.

I'm scratching my head too Jeanne.
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Re: Rain Scald in Cattle

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:42 pm

TexasBred wrote:
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:I have heard you guys/gals talk about Rain Scald and in all of my 48 years owning cattle, I never heard of it??? I wonder why we don't get bothered with it here in NY. We can't hardly go 3 days of sunshine during the summer.

I'm scratching my head too Jeanne.

LOL - meaning you never heard of it - or don't know why I haven't???
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Re: Rain Scald in Cattle

Postby Bigfoot » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:51 pm

I wonder if it's to cold for it up north, and too warm for it down south? I know I live in what must be the cradle of it.
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Re: Rain Scald in Cattle

Postby ALACOWMAN » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:48 pm

Looks like it would thrive in warm climates, like Diesel said, he's had trouble with it..I've had it on horses in the past,, but if I've had it on cattle I've never noticed it,and probably treated it as a lice infection...
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