Help Pinkeye

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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 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... :)
:frowns:

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by True Grit Farms » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:00 am

My uncle always flushed any cows with pink eye with diesel fuel.
If we'd of know this we'd of picked our own cotton.

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Re: Help Pinkeye

Post by Ky hills » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:23 am

A lot of the old timers here used to swear by throwing salt in their eye. I will still stick with early as possible treatment with La 200, 300 or Draxxin. If I get them in the chute for treatment, I like to put a patch over the eye.

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