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Foot Rot Bull ?

Postby Stocker Steve » Tue May 30, 2017 9:28 am

I am having much more foot rot with bulls than cows. Bull treated are running about 25% per year vs. < 2% on cows. Any comments or tips?
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Re: Foot Rot Bull ?

Postby TexasBred » Tue May 30, 2017 10:06 am

Stocker Steve wrote:I am having much more foot rot with bulls than cows. Bull treated are running about 25% per year vs. < 2% on cows. Any comments or tips?

Elevated levels of iodine and zinc methionine complex being included in the mix will help harden the hoof and improve hoof health. Feed mill might sell you both. Ask for EDDI 4.6% or 9.2% and Zinpro 40 or Zinpro 100.
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Postby JCcattle » Tue May 30, 2017 10:15 am

We always get our bulls vaccinated before breeding season for foot rot! Works very well. Had a bad pasture last year where I'd say 1/3 of the cows got it but the bull stayed foot rot free. Vet does it when we bring em in for testing.
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Postby Boot Jack Bulls » Tue May 30, 2017 3:50 pm

TexasBred wrote:
Stocker Steve wrote:I am having much more foot rot with bulls than cows. Bull treated are running about 25% per year vs. < 2% on cows. Any comments or tips?

Elevated levels of iodine and zinc methionine complex being included in the mix will help harden the hoof and improve hoof health. Feed mill might sell you both. Ask for EDDI 4.6% or 9.2% and Zinpro 40 or Zinpro 100.

I use the salt (mineralized) with EDDI year round and have no foot rot issues on my bulls. We are on clay, so it is wet 75% of the time, and can't risk a 2000 pound bull getting foot rot.
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Postby TexasBred » Tue May 30, 2017 4:37 pm

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Stocker Steve wrote:I am having much more foot rot with bulls than cows. Bull treated are running about 25% per year vs. < 2% on cows. Any comments or tips?

Elevated levels of iodine and zinc methionine complex being included in the mix will help harden the hoof and improve hoof health. Feed mill might sell you both. Ask for EDDI 4.6% or 9.2% and Zinpro 40 or Zinpro 100.

I use the salt (mineralized) with EDDI year round and have no foot rot issues on my bulls. We are on clay, so it is wet 75% of the time, and can't risk a 2000 pound bull getting foot rot.

Excellent. Another poster here does the same with the same results.
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Postby Ned Jr. » Tue May 30, 2017 6:15 pm

JCcattle wrote:We always get our bulls vaccinated before breeding season for foot rot! Works very well. Had a bad pasture last year where I'd say 1/3 of the cows got it but the bull stayed foot rot free. Vet does it when we bring em in for testing.


What do you vaccinate them with? Fusogard?
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Postby Caustic Burno » Tue May 30, 2017 9:07 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:I am having much more foot rot with bulls than cows. Bull treated are running about 25% per year vs. < 2% on cows. Any comments or tips?

Start spraying down their feet and bedding area with 10-20% chlorox solution. Also feed food grade iodine per direction.
I haven't had a case in years as when I have a batch of 2-1-1 made I have iodine added.
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Re: Foot Rot Bull ?

Postby JCcattle » Tue May 30, 2017 11:08 pm

Yes Fusoguard!
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Re: Foot Rot Bull ?

Postby Aaron » Tue May 30, 2017 11:24 pm

Have used EDDI since we started in 1974. Footrot is minimal - not like outbreaks that some people have. I'm the only guy left around that uses it, have to special order it, in 22 lb tubs. Will go through 2-3 tubs a year.
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Re: Foot Rot Bull ?

Postby Ned Jr. » Wed May 31, 2017 8:15 am

JCcattle wrote:Yes Fusoguard!


We've been giving that too but I don't think its always that particular strain. This year we also gave Endovac-Beef with ImmunePlus. The testimony I read on it sounded good and every bovine on the place has been vaccinated with it now. We'll see what happens
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Re: Foot Rot Bull ?

Postby Stocker Steve » Wed May 31, 2017 9:37 am

Do you think bulls sometimes need more or different mineral than cows?
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Re: Foot Rot Bull ?

Postby Boot Jack Bulls » Wed May 31, 2017 3:11 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:Do you think bulls sometimes need more or different mineral than cows?


I don't know about that, but I do know that I prefer to use chelated mineral free choice year round, along with the EDDI salt free choice year round. I like to make sure that the A,D & E content of the mineral is plenty high also. This helps with fertility and skin/hoof issues also. It may not be a cure all, economic plan for everyone, but for me, it works. I have had no issues with foot rot and my boys come through winter on good grass/alfalfa mix hay looking awesome.
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Re: Foot Rot Bull ?

Postby JCcattle » Wed May 31, 2017 10:04 pm

Ned Jr. wrote:
JCcattle wrote:Yes Fusoguard!


We've been giving that too but I don't think its always that particular strain. This year we also gave Endovac-Beef with ImmunePlus. The testimony I read on it sounded good and every bovine on the place has been vaccinated with it now. We'll see what happens


Sounds like something to look into! Fusogard has been working so far but should it not then its good to know there's something else good out there!
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Re: Foot Rot Bull ?

Postby Stocker Steve » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:40 pm

JCcattle wrote:Yes Fusoguard!


How often do they recommend boostering this?
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Re: Foot Rot Bull ?

Postby JCcattle » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:20 pm

We do it every spring so once a year..
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