Help Pinkeye

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by Ky hills » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:59 am

We have had some real bouts with it over the years. About three years ago was hit pretty hard with it. This year have treated 4 so far. I think there are several contributing factors. Weeds, tall grass, dust and flies anything that irritates their eyes. I also believe that it can be more problematic if they aren’t getting enough of certain vitamins or minerals. It has seemed to slow down here after we flytagged. Last year used XP-820 this year switched back to Python Magnum. We are also feeding an IGR mineral. Tractor is at the shop so pastures aren’t mowed yet, I feel like we will have some sporadic issues here until it’s mowed.



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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:01 am

Not sure how effective, but my husband always recommended adding iodine in the loose mineral for pickeye & footrot.
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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by Bigfoot » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:49 am

Draxxin will eat you out of house and home, during an outbreak. It's my go to though. Excede is about half the price of draxxin, and only a slightly higher dosage. "stuff" put on the eye, is a waist of time IMHO. Dart gun has been my preferred method on cows for a while $5 verses handling the thing is a no brainer. We stretch any calf weaning size and down between 2 horses.
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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by 76 Bar » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:17 pm

If convenient, patch the eye after Rx.

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:30 am

I don't buy fancy eye patches, I cut my own out of old blue jeans & use back tag glue. Do not glue the bottom. I cut a square, and round off one corner. Put the rounded side down and leave unglued so they can still see looking down. I leave on until it falls off by itself.
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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by pricefarm » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:20 am

Doctored another cow yesterday and that finished off another bottle of Drax. Going to pick up some LA 300 today , talked to my vet and he said some people had had pretty good success with it.
Going to get them all up hopefully tonight and give them a pinkeye vac and pour them with Brute , suppose to be pretty good at keeping flys off.

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by Dsteim » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:30 am

https://www.farmprogress.com/story-cure ... -14-105130

This had the best results for me when we had pink eye in the herd a few years ago. I bought the human grade hydrogen peroxide at a health shop.

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by pricefarm » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:46 pm

Dsteim wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:30 am
https://www.farmprogress.com/story-cure ... -14-105130

This had the best results for me when we had pink eye in the herd a few years ago. I bought the human grade hydrogen peroxide at a health shop.
Might be ok if your cows where pets to treat them like that 3 or 4 times. I don’t have the time for that. Thanks for the info though I’ll try it if me or any of the family gets pinkeye.

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by Hook2.0 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:55 pm

People here swear by squirting moonshine into the eye too, but I dint know if that works
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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by ez14. » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:52 pm

Bigfoot wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:49 am
Draxxin will eat you out of house and home, during an outbreak. It's my go to though. Excede is about half the price of draxxin, and only a slightly higher dosage. "stuff" put on the eye, is a waist of time IMHO. Dart gun has been my preferred method on cows for a while $5 verses handling the thing is a no brainer. We stretch any calf weaning size and down between 2 horses.
have you ever used spectramast in the eye? It's been a one and done treatment for me

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by Bigfoot » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:34 pm

ez14. wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:52 pm
Bigfoot wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:49 am
Draxxin will eat you out of house and home, during an outbreak. It's my go to though. Excede is about half the price of draxxin, and only a slightly higher dosage. "stuff" put on the eye, is a waist of time IMHO. Dart gun has been my preferred method on cows for a while $5 verses handling the thing is a no brainer. We stretch any calf weaning size and down between 2 horses.
have you ever used spectramast in the eye? It's been a one and done treatment for me
I have not, but I will research it.
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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by Buck Randall » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:52 pm

Use of Spectramast tubes for pinkeye treatment is prohibited by law. Excede has the same active ingredient, longer duration, and it's legal.

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by Son of Butch » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:41 am

roh roh...
hi-ho hi-ho it's off to jail ez go... :)

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by Ebenezer » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:43 am

Hook2.0 wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:55 pm
People here swear by squirting moonshine into the eye too, but I dint know if that works
Some folks around here tried this on themselves but were not successful. They had poor aim and kept squirting it on their lips. :lol:

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by ez14. » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:06 am

Son of Butch wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:41 am
roh roh...
hi-ho hi-ho it's off to jail ez go... :)
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