OK, hoof trimmer came out today, and thankfully hubby took some pics for me. My cattle have White Line Disease, due to the change in the ground so quickly from the very dry and hot to the sudden moisture from rains (which, we are dry again!). Sole becomes soft, and easily injured by rocks. (https://www.merckvetmanual.com/musculos ... -in-cattle
Here are some pics:
This cow just came up lame a few days ago. She is due to calve next week, so heavy bred. She weighs 1575, and we treated her Saturday with LA300.
Notice the blood dripping from the left (bottom) foot? That is a new lesion. On her right foot (top), the injury is starting to ulcerate.
This one has the ulcer that has worked all the way up to her hairline, see where it is circled? Both back feet were bad
So she got a pair of shoes
This cow has an old one (bottom foot) that had cleared and was healing, and a new one (top foot). She came up as sore about 45 days ago, I treated, she got better, then sore again.
This is the one pictured earlier in this thread, where I showed you the big open wound on her heal. This is what it looks like when it is cleaned up (the cherry red heal is the one I pictured for you guys)
This one is a new one, just showed symptoms a week ago. See where the ulcer was dug out?
And with new shoes
We have NEVER had more than one cow that needed this type of treatment. Our trimmer said we needed to keep them out of the creek where the majority of the rocks are located. Unfortunately, it is the only way to the pastures we graze. My bill today was $400, so I wonder how much a bridge would cost to build across two different creek crossings????
Hopefully, some of you learned something. I plan on visiting with my vet about this, see if we need to tweak our mineral program or what? I plan on doing some research on the high mag thing, you might be onto something.