Spots on hide of bull

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Spots on hide of bull

Post by Hardin Farms » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:12 am

As i was walking around the cows at the trough yesterday, i noticed some spots had shown up on my bull. Does anyone know what these might be and how can i treat it?
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Re: Spots on hide of bull

Post by Boot Jack Bulls » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:33 am

That's ringworm. There are tons of various treatments recommended. We've only had it on some show stock (shows are notorious for being great places to pick up shyte like this), and found hemorrhoid cream worked well (buy online, trust me!).
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Re: Spots on hide of bull

Post by Buck Randall » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:14 pm

I wouldn't treat unless you need to take him to a show. Ringworm goes away on its own.

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Re: Spots on hide of bull

Post by TCRanch » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:54 pm

I treat ringworm the same way I treat warts; ignore it. Time & sunshine do wonders. One of these days you'll walk out there and it will be completely gone, fur will come back, you won't be able to tell.

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Re: Spots on hide of bull

Post by greggy » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:31 pm

Ringworm it seems.

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Re: Spots on hide of bull

Post by ValleyView » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:22 pm

TCRanch wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:54 pm
I treat ringworm the same way I treat warts; ignore it. Time & sunshine do wonders. One of these days you'll walk out there and it will be completely gone, fur will come back, you won't be able to tell.
Agreed! Had a case run through my herd after June working and left them alone and it eventually cleared up after 3 or so weeks. Didn’t seem to spread to the March born calves which was my biggest concern.
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Re: Spots on hide of bull

Post by Hardin Farms » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:12 am

Thank for the replies guys. I hoped that would be the consensus. I'll keep an eye on it just to see how it progresses. after a few days, it seems it may actually may be regressing. Thank you for your experience and expertise!!!

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