Best treatment for codd

glensman

Member
Location
North Antrim
I have a couple of lambs with what looks like codd, I treated them with betamox la on Sunday but can see no improvement. I'm going to have them in tomorrow do I go with second betamox jag or is there a better drug for codd.
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
We had a vet meeting in the Spring where this was discussed. Our vet was recommending a big im dose of Tylan. IIRC it was 10ml for a ewe, split 5ml at 2 sites. (I now use that as a quarantine jab for anything coming in).
Someone at the meeting was saying they had an outbreak just as they started lambing a couple of years ago. They ran everything through a Tylan/Pharmasin footbath daily for 3 days and it cleared it up. He reckoned they not seen any since.
 

HillLuing

Member
Anytime we have any we jag with betamox 3 times 3 days apart and spray with alamycin spray!

Keep them separated and In a paddock with short grass so there feet not surrounded with wet lush grass
 

bovine

Member
Location
North
Tylan same family as Micotil. There is some work showing Zactran clearing up cases not responsive to amoxycillin. Oxytet seems to have variable efficacy, and does work well on some farms.
 
We've experienced a fairly major codd flare up this year in the flock, zactran has been extremely effective in clearing it up. Just had the ewes in now that we'd pulled out and the improvement is tremendous in less than a week. Edit. Drawback for using on lambs is the 64 day withdrawal!!!!
 
We had an outbreak in the shed last spring. Alamycin wasn't touching it so vet advised using zactran. It worked really well but beware! It's about £180 per bottle without vat. We had used five or six bottles before the bill arrived!
I'm a stingy bugger and always check the price beforehand!!! But the old thing if it works it's cheap. If they were still limping after paying that I think I'd be shooting the lot!
 

5312

Member
Location
South Wales
We had a vet meeting in the Spring where this was discussed. Our vet was recommending a big im dose of Tylan. IIRC it was 10ml for a ewe, split 5ml at 2 sites. (I now use that as a quarantine jab for anything coming in).
Someone at the meeting was saying they had an outbreak just as they started lambing a couple of years ago. They ran everything through a Tylan/Pharmasin footbath daily for 3 days and it cleared it up. He reckoned they not seen any since.
Is it just a one off dose of Tylan? Or several?
 

neilo

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Is it just a one off dose of Tylan? Or several?
The vet was saying one dose of 10ml, split over 2 sites (it's thick stuff). Costs about £28/100ml, so still around £2.80/sheep!

I think I'd be more inclined to try the ab footbath route if there were a big number effected, just down to cost.
 

GTB

Never Forgotten
Honorary Member
I think I'd be more inclined to try the ab footbath route if there were a big number effected, just down to cost.
Doesn't work if they're really lame as they don't put the bad foot down in the water if they can help it. Obviously it does help to stop it spreading to others though.
 

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