I have 2 14 month old holsteins and recently noticed one of them started losing the hair around his left eye, no redness or puss or anything, then today I noticed it in both eyes and the other now has it on his left eye. It seems like it may have something to do with the cold weather starting, but as I am new to cattle wanted to be sure it wasnt pink eye or something like that. Also, the other 2 cows we have seems to be fine. Thanks in advanced for any info you can give.
What would be the best treatment for this, and also we were planning on putting the steer in the freezer very soon, would it have any affect on the meat it would I be better off treating it, then waiting until he recovers?
Could it be ringworm? If lice, Dectomax pour-on has a withhold of 45 days I believe; look up on the Internet. Best to identify the pest before just treating with any old thing. Doubt that it has anything to do with cold weather.
I live in Northern BC, Canada, so we already have snow, and getting belowe freezing all day long. I have had them since april of this year, no other health issues, but thinking of it now I have not given them a dewormer like I did the pigs when I got them. I recently got a jersey cow and calf(about a month ago) calf and mom seem healty. I called the vet, and just told her what was going on and she said ring worm, not lice, but she there was no treatment for ring worm. If it is ring worm is there a treatment? I could have sworn the de-wormer I gave to the pigs could be used on cattle(powder that goes into water or feed) Any more questions, just ask. Thanks for all the help
Thanks everyone, I have been reading online about remedies for ringworm and seems a lot of people use a spray of some kind, herd everything from iodine, to athletes foot spray, and even fluid film. I will try these but I'm guessing none of these treatments are ok to spray around the eyes, epecially iodine, any more info would be great, thanks.
I used tinactin cream on mine. It doesnt get in the eyes since a cream. I also pick the thickened dying crusty stuff off before applying so it gets down deep. Gross but effective. I also have used blue coat and girth itch spray for non eye areas.
I spoke to another vet in the area, one that we take our dogs and cats to, and she said mites or lice and was almost positive. I trust this vet as we take all our pets there, and the other vet is new to me. She recomended treating with ivomec. I am going to buy some from her tomorow, any of you have any experience with this product?
Scaley and rough, ringworm, white dusty is lice. We treat ring worm and lice with old motor oil. Use a curry comb, the band type metal with the teeth and scratch until it almost brings blood and apply oil, very thinly with a paint brush. Or wait until spring and out in the warm sunshine, it will go away....James