How soon after worming can you see an improvement?

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How soon after worming can you see an improvement?

Postby Texas Gal » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:18 pm

I was talking with a new neighbor. He is new to the country and livestock in general ( cows in particular). He has a couple of yearling heifers that aren't going as well as he would like. I asked if he had wormed them; when he responded no, I suggested that he do that first rattle out of the bucket. He asked me how soon after worming them could he expect to see an improvement, i.e. slicking off, etc. Ummmm..... I didn't have a specific answer - just told him in a few weeks he should see an improvement in their hair coat and they should start putting on more weight provided they had adequate groceries. What is the "correct" answer to how soon after worming can you see an improvement?
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Re: How soon after worming can you see an improvement?

Postby Ebenezer » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:07 pm

A heavy load of parasites will be in the manure and obvious, especially tape worms within a day. Bodily improvement will depend on level of parasitism before treatment, mineral status and feed quality and quantity. Average guess: 10 days+.
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Postby JMJ Farms » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:34 pm

Ebenezer pretty well summed it up. I’ve seen some that didn’t even look like the same cows at all after 30 days. I’ve seen some improvement within a week or so at times. Other times I’ve wormed and you’d never have known it. Just depends on whether or not the had adequate nutrition and whether worms are the real problem.
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Re: How soon after worming can you see an improvement?

Postby Lucky » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:50 am

I would think 10-15 days and you will see an improvement. If he really wants to kick them in gear give them a shot of Multi-Min90, it works wonders.
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Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:50 am

Lucky wrote:I would think 10-15 days and you will see an improvement. If he really wants to kick them in gear give them a shot of Multi-Min90, it works wonders.

Totally agree!
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Re: How soon after worming can you see an improvement?

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:18 am

I agree on when you may see outward improvement but if they had a heavy worm load, there are immediate benefits. Some parasites are extremely destructive. The ones that have life cycles that go through other organs than the intestines can be harmful to health.
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Re: How soon after worming can you see an improvement?

Postby JW IN VA » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:40 am

Something I've never done but should is take fecal samples to the vet and let them check for worm eggs.May not need to worm.I probably could have saved a bunch of money by now if I didn't need to deworm when I did.
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Re: How soon after worming can you see an improvement?

Postby Lucky » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:52 am

I know some people that do this. They don’t take it to the vet but just check with a microscope. Wormer is expensive and we worm everything at least twice a year. Thing is a calf only has to loose or not gain 3-4 pounds because of worms and you’ll be a wish I had.
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Re: How soon after worming can you see an improvement?

Postby Stocker Steve » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:48 pm

3 weeks
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Re: How soon after worming can you see an improvement?

Postby SimAngHerf » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:48 pm

My experience has been 10-14 days, we usually use synathic and injectable dectomax. I don’t have any faith in pour-on, it’s just my opinion.
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Re: How soon after worming can you see an improvement?

Postby Lrj505 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:17 pm

What are the signs of worms ? I have a cow that use to be not scared to mix it up and fight for food. She had a calf a month ago and ever since barley eats and will not get near the other cows. Her coat is also not shiny like it was. She lays down a lot here is a pic thanks. I poured on wormer this morning. Was thinking of giving her la 200 or pennacylin in the am. And I feed 30 pounds of hay per head a day.
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Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:21 pm

She is definitely thinner than you would like. I would NOT give her any antibiotics unless you take her temperature & it is showing a fever.
Is this her first calf? Once cattle get thin, they don't have the energy to fight for their feed. Sounds like you are feeding a daily ration, and others may be getting her share.
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Re: How soon after worming can you see an improvement?

Postby Lrj505 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:24 pm

4 th calf. She use to head butt all the other cows now she is super passive. And I also noticed after she calved she would arch her back a lot and push . But just in the last week she has been laying down a lot and eating little. There is more than enough hay the divided in two feedings and they never finish it all
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Re: How soon after worming can you see an improvement?

Postby Nesikep » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:31 pm

As Jeanne said.. I'd take her temp, it's even possible she's got a twin in there that didn't come out if she looked like she was pushing/arched back... though a month after calving you'd expect her to be dead from it.
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Re: How soon after worming can you see an improvement?

Postby Lrj505 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:52 pm

A vet bill will run me about $400 and she will bring me $400 at auction due to the record low prices is the area due to a record drought. I am gonna roll the dice and give her antibiotics. What would be the best antibiotic to give her. I am thinking infection
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