Lyme disease or tick fever!! Help

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Lyme disease or tick fever!! Help

Post by King of the north » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:50 pm

Hello to all,

My 2 year old dexter heifer had a tick on her face a few days ago, I couldn’t get it off but it detached later during a rain storm. By the time I noticed It, it looked like it had been on for a day or so.

She now has a bare spot roughly where the tick was.she seems to be possibly rubbing, I was hoping it was mud or dirt but alas I’m afraid it looks somewhat irritated

Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks



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Re: Lyme disease or tick fever!! Help

Post by dieselbeef » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:38 pm

google pics of it....
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Re: Lyme disease or tick fever!! Help

Post by Bright Raven » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:49 pm

You cannot make a diagnosis of disease on only the evidence that you saw a tick on your cow and now there is a bare spot. At this point, don't fret. Not every tick is infected as a carrier.
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Re: Lyme disease or tick fever!! Help

Post by dieselbeef » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:55 pm

yull never see the ring if its lyme under all the hair...get a vet out to blood test it if yer worried
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Re: Lyme disease or tick fever!! Help

Post by TCRanch » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:55 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:49 pm
You cannot make a diagnosis of disease on only the evidence that you saw a tick on your cow and now there is a bare spot. At this point, don't fret. Not every tick is infected as a carrier.
Bingo!

It may just itch & she's scratched it bare. Or lice, or ringworm . . . or a number of things. Keep an eye on her for any changes in health or attitude but wouldn't worry about it.

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Re: Lyme disease or tick fever!! Help

Post by wbvs58 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:52 pm

Telling us where you are from will help greatly in situations like this as many organisms have geographic boundaries. Talking of Tick Fever sounds like you are from Australia.

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Re: Lyme disease or tick fever!! Help

Post by FarmerShell » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:07 pm

TICK fever me out! I will scream, cuss, and cry. No thanks! 😫😬🤬 I'm not being a baby or nothing they are scary little things especially the first stage ticks.

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Re: Lyme disease or tick fever!! Help

Post by farmerjan » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:14 pm

Another one time poster.... makes you not want to bother to answer some of the newbies..... at least tell us if you found out anything, made any other plans, like a blood test. It takes quite a while for Lyme to show up in blood tests. If the tick was that easy to see, it is doubtful it was carrying Lyme. The "normal" sized dog ticks seem to be what we have seen on our cattle on occasion. They will fall off once they get their blood meal.

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