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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by Buck Randall » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:55 pm

I'm imagining an old timer with buckets of salt and diesel fuel wondering why his cows are so wild.



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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by Banjo » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:12 pm

My vet here in Ky says to use draxxin and give a shot of multi min 90 also. He thinks a lot of it is caused by poor nutrition.
he said studies were done at U of Ky. that said cattle were low in copper .....even if they were on a good mineral.

That's my opinion.....feel free to make it yours.

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by 76 Bar » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:22 pm

I'm imagining an old timer with buckets of salt and diesel fuel wondering why his cows are so wild.
Gee...ya think it was because after "treatment" and the pain subsided they were plumb blind? :roll:
He thinks a lot of it is caused by poor nutrition.he said studies were done at U of Ky. that said cattle were low in copper .....even if they were on a good mineral.
Poor nutrition can certainly play a role and certainly extenuating circumstances can trigger and exacerbate PE but my experience leads me to believe genetic propensity is a major factor.

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by snoopdog » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:18 am

I have a friend that still throws salt in their eye, still has trouble too, but thats the way daddy did it. This is a situation, where I feel you can use an older bottle of oxtet, not for the injection that they need, but to flush the eye.
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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by gbfarm » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:19 pm

I also had good luck adding iodine to minerals. I'm not able to find bulk Iodine anymore though.

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by sstterry » Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:20 pm

Hook2.0 wrote:
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Theres a pinkeye vaccine now. Not sure how effective it is.
Flies?
I was at a Conference last Spring in VA. (thanks for inviting me Kenny). One of the Speakers told us the vaccine is not very effective. British breeds are much more susceptible than the Continental breeds to pinkeye due to the lack of pigment in the eye. The main carrier is face flies that will move it from one cow to the next.

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by Buck Randall » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:34 pm

sstterry wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:20 pm
Hook2.0 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:14 pm
Theres a pinkeye vaccine now. Not sure how effective it is.
Flies?
I was at a Conference last Spring in VA. (thanks for inviting me Kenny). One of the Speakers told us the vaccine is not very effective. British breeds are much more susceptible than the Continental breeds to pinkeye due to the lack of pigment in the eye. The main carrier is face flies that will move it from one cow to the next.
Moraxella bovis is the traditional pinkeye agent that is commonly spread by flies. It's also easy to treat. Moraxella bovoculi and Mycoplasma bovoculi are becoming more common and don't need flies to spread; you can have outbreaks in the middle of winter. These are more common with confinement cattle and usually resistant LA 200.

Strains of pinkeye tend to be regional, so nationally sold commercial vaccines are hit or miss.

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by cow pollinater » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:35 pm

Ky hills wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:23 am
A lot of the old timers here used to swear by throwing salt in their eye.
I don't know that salt does anything... Never heard that one. I HAVE seen a bunch of copenhagen in their eyes, though. Of course that was back when it was cheap. :lol:
I can't say that copenhagen works for pinkeye but I do know that if you have to rope something goofy and you throw a bunch down their throat after you choke them down they're a little easier to get along with when you let them up. :nod:

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by Ky hills » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:04 pm

cow pollinater wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:35 pm
Ky hills wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:23 am
A lot of the old timers here used to swear by throwing salt in their eye.
I don't know that salt does anything... Never heard that one. I HAVE seen a bunch of copenhagen in their eyes, though. Of course that was back when it was cheap. :lol:
I can't say that copenhagen works for pinkeye but I do know that if you have to rope something goofy and you throw a bunch down their throat after you choke them down they're a little easier to get along with when you let them up. :nod:
I don't know that the salt does anything other than irritate them, I think the idea was that it would make their eyes water more and maybe draw the infection out. I've heard over the years from several that said they used salt for it.
Conversely, I've not heard of the Copenhagen method, however I have heard of tobacco leaves being used to worm horses. I doubt it works but when we used to raise tobacco, a feller wanted a couple leaves to feed to his horse to worm it.

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by jehosofat » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:37 pm

Buck Randall . . . . .lmao . . . . . .how ya doing Ron?

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:27 am

the winter outbreak is usually associated with BVD??
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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by Buck Randall » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:16 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:27 am
the winter outbreak is usually associated with BVD??
Not in my experience. I've seen winter pinkeye in lots of herds that definitely don't have BVD floating around.

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by HSTexas » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:30 pm

jehosofat wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:37 pm
Buck Randall . . . . .lmao . . . . . .how ya doing Ron?
Seems to me from the little bit of reading I've done that this Ron character has a better protected status than the spotted owl or bald eagle.

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by jehosofat » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:33 pm

HSTexas wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:30 pm
jehosofat wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:37 pm
Buck Randall . . . . .lmao . . . . . .how ya doing Ron?
Seems to me from the little bit of reading I've done that this Ron character has a better protected status than the spotted owl or bald eagle.
Ron claims that the Mods are keeping score, and that he's on the winning team.

His nose has a definate farmers tan, so he may be right.

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by pricefarm » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:44 pm

Hook2.0 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:01 pm
They can keep score all they want. I just want to know how much google copy and paste gets me the spotted owl status that the rainbow colored peacock has. Now known as buck randall
I can’t keep up with all this drama did he get band under his other user name ?

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