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Re: Foot rot

Postby Banjo » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:04 pm

Rafter S wrote:I don't have any advice on treating it, but if you'll keep EDDI salt out year round you won't have to worry about it in the future.


Is that a special order item? Or do you mix the EDDI(iodine) in regular salt?
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Re: Foot rot

Postby Boot Jack Bulls » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:26 pm

Banjo wrote:
Rafter S wrote:I don't have any advice on treating it, but if you'll keep EDDI salt out year round you won't have to worry about it in the future.


Is that a special order item? Or do you mix the EDDI(iodine) in regular salt?


Most companies will have a variation in their line-up that has the EDDI in it. I like American Stockman with EDDI, about $7.50 a bag....much cheaper than having to treat 2000 pound bulls with Draxxin.... :cry2:
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Re: Foot rot

Postby Banjo » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:17 pm

Boot Jack Bulls wrote:
Banjo wrote:
Rafter S wrote:I don't have any advice on treating it, but if you'll keep EDDI salt out year round you won't have to worry about it in the future.


Is that a special order item? Or do you mix the EDDI(iodine) in regular salt?


Most companies will have a variation in their line-up that has the EDDI in it. I like American Stockman with EDDI, about $7.50 a bag....much cheaper than having to treat 2000 pound bulls with Draxxin.... :cry2:


I feed Wind and Rain Hi-Mag mineral that has 60ppm Iodine is that not sufficient?
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Re: Foot rot

Postby littletom » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:01 pm

Had 3 so far this year. One caught soon draxin fixed. Another Draxin and bandage with ichthammol. The third took to cow vet went on table dug out rotten mess shot and bandage.
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Re: Foot rot

Postby Rafter S » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:33 pm

Banjo wrote:
Rafter S wrote:I don't have any advice on treating it, but if you'll keep EDDI salt out year round you won't have to worry about it in the future.


Is that a special order item? Or do you mix the EDDI(iodine) in regular salt?


Some feed stores carry it, but not all. The Feed Barn in Navasota does, but I was astonished to learn that Producers Co-op in Bryan doesn't.
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Re: Foot rot

Postby AZAggie » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:53 pm

I have a conclusion to this saga. I finally took the old girl to the vet today. He's not sure if it was foot rot, or a puncture wound. Whatever the cause, she had/has a nasty infection. The tendons and ligaments in that foot are destroyed. He suggested on getting rid of her as soon as she's done with the antibiotic withdrawal period, so that's what I'm going to do.
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Re: Foot rot

Postby Son of Butch » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:37 am

AZAggie wrote:conclusion to this saga. I finally took the old girl to the vet today. He's not sure if it was foot rot, or a puncture wound. Whatever the cause, she had/has a nasty infection. He suggested on getting rid of her as soon as she's done with the antibiotic withdrawal period, so that's what I'm going to do.

Puncture wound seems most likely to me given timeline and other info.
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Re: Foot rot

Postby AZAggie » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:47 pm

Forgot to add the most important part on my conclusion post. Somehow, whether by infection or the original injury, the cow has destroyed her tendons and ligaments. That's why she has to go. She'll never recover.
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